Below are some photos taken earlier today during Perlan II’s flight in El Calafate, Argentina. Photo Credits: Jackie Payne
With the Airbus Perlan Mission II officially in El Calafate, Argentina and beginning their flights, the Perlan Virtual Cockpit is back up and running. To view live updates from the virtual cockpit, click the link below:
On July 14, 2017 Perlan weather balloon crew launched the first weather balloon successfully. A pool was used to predict the max altitude. It went to 105,000 feet. Skew T charts and other charts were generated live off the data.
Science Magazine recently published an article about the Perlan Project’s upcoming flights in El Calafate, Argentina. The Perlan 2 is set to begin a season of flights this week near El Calafate, Argentina, riding waves created by powerful gusts of wind over the Andes Mountains. The goal is to reach a height of 16,700 meters in a series of flights over 2 months, breaking the current glider record. For the full article, click the link below
Source: Science Magazine
Below are a couple of images of the container with the Perlan 2 research glider leaving Mendoza and is on its trip to El Calafate, Argentina.
The team will assemble in El Calafate on July 8th.
The glider needs to be assembled and ground tested.
first flight will happen possibly as early as the 12th of July.