The Ceiling for Unpowered Flight Just Went Up 2,000 Feet

Started by Eclipse, September 08, 2017, 01:39:15 am

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Eclipse

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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. That's 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."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieGE7AZdl3c



Live2Learn

One small step for ...  Gliders to the moon!  Great image and video.

Ned

How good is the cabin heat in a Perlan?  That looks like it might be a bit chilly.