The Perlan 2 glider on display under the wing of the new Airbus A350 was a huge success at Oshkosh. CNN Travel even ranked it #3 as not-to-be-missed "Wow" displays at AirVenture 2015. (See press section of website for a link.) That is a podium finish behind the A350 and the military jets.
What a deeply satisfying accomplishment for all team members and sponsors who worked so hard to make it happen! In just two days, we estimated over 10,000 people waited in line to see both amazing aircraft. Perlan 2 was on the main plaza at Oshkosh Monday through Friday, July 20-24, 2015.
After arrival of the Airbus Xtra Wide Body A350 on Tuesday, Perlan test pilot Jim Payne and the A350 test pilot enjoyed some camaradie with their ships behind them. At the end of the night airshow the fireworks reflected Perlan's reach for the stars. It seemed as if the entire crowd celebrated the Airbus Perlan 2! The photos in the gallery were taken by Preston Michie (Perlan), James Darcy (Airbus), and Jackie Payne (Perlan) to share on the Perlan blog.