Perlan Article in Science Magazine

The Perlan 2 glides in flights over Argentina, powered only by gusts of wind called mountain waves. Photo Credit: James Darcy/Airbus

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

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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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Perlan Project Virtual Cockpit

The Airbus Perlan Mission II flights have a “virtual cockpit” available online that tracks the flight on a moving map and gives critical flight data. You can follow the flight on this site.


The cockpit is generally scheduled to be turned on a half an hour before the takeoff.

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