The Airbus Perlan2 Team is celebrating over Labor Day Weekend! On Friday we received our FAA Airworthiness Certificate for the Perlan2. This is a huge milestone and mega kudos to RDD for their tireless efforts to get everything right. This was a critical step leading up to first flight. We now have the load test next week and the BRS parachute installation early the week after. After successful rehearsal flights with Dennis Tito's DG 1001 it will be time for the big event. We are hoping before the end of September for first flight...stay tuned!
Perlan’s blog collects the thoughts and experiences of team members from the multiple disciplines needed to build and prepare the aircraft, plan the flight, and carry out the mission. Here, you’ll find insights from the designers, craftspeople, pilots, meteorologists, and support personnel who will make Perlan’s record ascents a reality. Perlan’s blog will be an opportunity to delve into the challenges and triumphs that travel with the giant sailplane.