On August 29, 2017, the eleventh anniversary of Einar and Steve's record flight, Airbus Perlan Mission II hosted an educational outreach presentation in El Calafate. Miguel Iturmendi was the lead for setting this up with 200 local students. It took him weeks to find a way through layers of challenges, but Miguel and Bismar Rossi made it happen. Bismar also helped last year to set classroom visits and hangar tours. Those were not possible this year.
In addition to the Perlan presentation, Paul Eremenko (Airbus CTO) and Saul Lopez (Airbus technology) also grabbed student attention with their presentation of the near future. Students were thrilled to pass around Miguel's helmet and to be able to ask lots of questions for 45 minutes. The level of student interest was inspiring!
Thanks also to Tago, Loris, Daniel, and Stewart for setting it up. As always, it is a team effort to make it look so polished. Perlan soars! Perlan Se Eleva! Jackie