We have been extremely busy in Minden with getting the Perlan ready for pressurized flight. That finally happened! And Dr. Tom Enders (the top boss of Airbus) with other senior Airbus management team from Europe and USA came to fly on March 4, 2016.
Tom and Jim pressurized the cabin and performed a ground test of instrumentation. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperative for Tom's flight. That storm brought rain to Minden and from 20-60 inches of snow at ski resorts around Tahoe. (Micro-climatology at it's finest!) The entire Perlan Team should get kudos for professionalism and esprit de corps!