On March 1-3 in Reno, NV the Soaring Society of America held the 2018 national convention. The Perlan 2 glider was the featured display at the front of the convention floor. Many of the Perlan team showed up to work the convention floor. Einar, Ed and Jim put in many hours answering questions about the glider. Tim, Morgan, Alec, and Scott were our workers at the extremely popular Perlan flight simulator (more in a separate blog as this one had too many photos! 15). Susana, Sandra, Linda and Jackie also filled in with hours of support. Stewart and Tago helped with rigging and de-rigging as well as during the convention.
In addition to talking with the casual soaring visitor, we were able to connect with several of our sponsors both new and old. One important meeting was held discussing how to make the most of weather models, forecasting, and displays in remote Patagonia. From the opening ribbon cutting to the closing of the convention floor Perlan Project had a steady stream of interested onlookers.
The next blog will be about the extremely popular Perlan flight simulator. Perlan Soars High! Jackie