USA TODAY article covering the Perlan Project

USA TODAY recently published an article on the Perlan Project. In the article, chief pilot, Jim Payne, details the upcoming plans as the project attempts it record breaking flight in Argentina this July. The goal of the flight is to break the glider altitude record previously set by the first Perlan mission. The article also makes mention of WeatherExtreme Ltd. as one of the sponsors of the renowned project along with Airbus, United Technologies, and BRS Aerospace. Read the full article below:

WeatherExtreme Ltd. to provide weather forecasting for the Perlan Project’s Record Flight Attempts in Argentina

The Chief Pilot of the Perlan Project, Jim Payne, was interviewed on ABC this morning. WeatherExtreme is providing the weather forecasting for this amazing project as they begin their record breaking flight attempts in Argentina in the upcoming months.

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Airbus Perlan 2 to soar to 100,000 feet in bid to understand climate

671_perlan-2-first-flight-over-central-oregon-1-680x380In early November 2015, Aviation News published an article on the Airbus Perlan II’s first successful flight in September and how the the Phase 2 project in Argentina’s main objective is about weather, climate and the ozone layer.

“In Argentina in 2016, the Perlan 2 will begin riding air currents that, in certain mountainous regions near the north and south poles, can reach into the stratosphere. Next year’s flights are expected to reach 90,000 feet, exceeding even the altitudes achieved by the U-2 and the SR-71 spyplanes.”

Additionally, the article introduces the Phase 3 objective where the aircraft will be preparing to explore the polar vortex in the northern Hemisphere.

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