At Redmond airport there was a comprehensive First Flight Coordination meeting. Several departments from the City of Redmond and several entities from the Redmond Airport sent representatives to sit down with RDD and the Perlan Team. Participating on-line were representatives from Airbus, Perlan Project, and the media. The Perlan Team was impressed with the expertise and cooperation from all parties. All the next precursor steps leading to First Flight were discussed. Very few modifications were needed.
Perlan’s blog collects the thoughts and experiences of team members from the multiple disciplines needed to build and prepare the aircraft, plan the flight, and carry out the mission. Here, you’ll find insights from the designers, craftspeople, pilots, meteorologists, and support personnel who will make Perlan’s record ascents a reality. Perlan’s blog will be an opportunity to delve into the challenges and triumphs that travel with the giant sailplane.