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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The Airbus Perlan Mission II successfully completed their first flight in El Calafate,Argentina over this past weekend. This flight is the first in Argentina after previously tests had been completed in Minden, NV. Stay tuned for more updates:
Below are some images taken that day by Martin Heltai.
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In 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.