Perlan 2 Update: 52,172’ World Record Claim
The Airbus Perlan 2 is a pressurized sailplane designed for flight up to FL900. The Perlan team was in El Calafate, Argentina, from July to September 2017 for high altitude flights using the Polar Night Jet aka Polar Vortex. Keynote speaker Jim Payne will guide you through his amazing flights, flying high above the Patagonia mountains in Argentina. He will report on the campaign including the September 3 flight to 52,172 feet GPS altitude (FL540) and claimed a new world record.