Glider Delayed for Argentina 2011

The glider we are planning to take to Argentina this year needs some modifications to be able to fly in the extreme wave conditions expected in the Andean wave. We’ve just heard that it will be delayed and this means we miss our shipping date to get it to Argentina by November. We will miss out on half of the wave season that we planned to fly.

It is very important that we do fly this year, as we need to be prepared as soon as the new Perlan 2 glider is finished. We have a new shipping date that should get the glider to Mendoza on the 29th of November, so we can still do some useful flights in 2011.

This is the trailer that needs to be shipped in a 40-foot container. (Click for full size)