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.

Reno Air Races 2015

We are currently displaying the glider at the Reno Air Races. We have a lot of supporters in ths region and we promised to show them the glider. We will be here until Sunday afternoon, if you are in the area and can come and see it.

Progress Inside the Cockpits

On the morning of September 9, 2015, everyone in Redmond was working to assemble all the components.   Doug was arranging logistics. Morgan was working on final touches to software.  Eric and RDD folks are working on interior of cockpits - wiring, instruments, panels, and seat pans. 

Stewart cleaned the protective adhesive off the windows and placed yellow soft microfiber cloths for protection during final installations.