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Operations => Aerospace Education => Topic started by: Eclipse on September 07, 2017, 09:39:15 PM

Title: The Ceiling for Unpowered Flight Just Went Up 2,000 Feet
Post by: Eclipse on September 07, 2017, 09:39:15 PM
Your AE current events topic for next week...

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/perlan-2-glider-altitude-record-feat-unpowered-flight

"MOST COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS JET THROUGH the skies between 30,000 and 40,000 feet. Okay, now imagine going even higher, but without any sort of engine. Thatís what Jim Payne and Morgan Sandercock did on September 3 when they set a world record for highest unpowered flight, soaring over the Andes to 52,172 feet in the Perlan 2 glider."

Title: Re: The Ceiling for Unpowered Flight Just Went Up 2,000 Feet
Post by: Live2Learn on September 08, 2017, 12:07:53 PM
One small step for ...  Gliders to the moon!  Great image and video.
Title: Re: The Ceiling for Unpowered Flight Just Went Up 2,000 Feet
Post by: Ned on September 08, 2017, 02:34:07 PM
How good is the cabin heat in a Perlan?  That looks like it might be a bit chilly.