Ground Vibration Test in San Diego & Media Photo Opportunity

Nov 11, 2015 | Blog

Ground Vibration Tests at ATA in San Diego.

Perlan team of Einar, Morgan, Doug, Jim and Jackie brought the Airbus Perlan 2 glider to ATA Engineering in San Diego for Ground Vibration Testing (GVT). This gentle shaking will determine structural frequencies and damping that will be used to create a model for predicting flutter during flight.  After 2 full days of data gathering all seems well at this point.

Thanks to everyone who helped!

Ralph Brillhart, VP at ATA Engineering and his staff.  Pictured here with the Perlan Team, Doug, Morgan Einar and Jim.

James Darcy of Airbus Group & Kristina Messner of Focused Image for coordinating the media event.

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