Perlan Project team members were integral in the success of Minden Wave Camp '18. There were over 60 pilot wave campers plus family and of course SoaringNV staff to tow, instruct and support. Tim Gardner organized the guest speakers and instructed in unusual attitude recovery.
Dan Gudgel and Walt Rogers presented and forecast weather. Dr. Dan Johnson covered medical factors particularly hypothermia. Those 3 guys will be joining the Perlan team in El Calafate 2018. Jim Means, Jim and Jackie Payne entertained and educated the full crowd on opening night. Jim Means had an in depth review of the weather on the day of the record flight. Morgan Sandercock did some hangar tours. Reba Coombs flew the front desk through any turbulence. And of course Laurie and Silvio Ricardi made sure everything flew smoothly and safely, even with an inch of snow one morning on the aircraft. SoaringNV puts on a world class wave camp that should be on every glider pilot's bucket list.
Jackie took advantage of the proximity of everyone above with WeatherExtreme CEO Elizabeth Austin, Jim Means and Kasie Shroud to host a weather coordination planning session at our home. We think the 2018 Campaign in Patagonia will be the strongest one yet. Perlan Soars High! Jackie