Perlan Project has three primary goals - Exploration, Innovation and Inspiration. Miguel Iturmendi volunteered to be a career speaker at Booker Middle School in Florida to inspire young minds about science and technology in aviation. He talked about Perlan and other projects he has worked with. Other aircraft use pressure suits at high altitude whereas the Perlan 2 is pressurized so the pilots use a helmet and mask for oxygen, but not a pressure suit.
Thanks to Booker Middle School for the photos. Julee Breehne (University of Florida College of Engineering) said, "It was so nice to visit the wonderful students at Booker Middle School! Miguel and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The students had such terrific questions and enthusiastically explored the equipment and gadgets.