Perlan Article in Aviation Today

Perlan II at 30,000 feet. Photo courtesy of Airbus Perlan Project

At the beginning of August 2017, Aviation Today posted an article about the recent Airbus Perlan II test flights currently being performed in El Calafate, Argentina. The mission is attempting to reach new high altitudes and break the record previously held by Einar Enevoldsen and Steve Fossett from the Perlan Mission I back in 2006 at 50,727 feet. The article also makes mention of the sponsors of the current nonprofit project including Weather Extreme Ltd, United Technologies and BRS Aerospace.

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Update: The previous record for the Perlan Glider was broken on Saturday, September 2, 2017 when the Airbus Perlan II reached new height over 53,900 feet.

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