The Airbus Perlan 2 Glider achieved new heights today while soaring over the Andes Mountains near El Califate, Argentina. The specially designed craft, built by RDD Enterprises, and piloted by Jim Payne and Morgan Sandercock reached an unofficial altitude of 53,400 feet.
"RDD is excited for the entire Airbus Perlan Team", exclaimed Eric Schmidlin. Eric was the RDD Project Manager and is the Head of Engineering for the Company. "To see the team achieve a new record is the great continuation of the milestones set by this project".
The maiden voyage video is posted below from the well attended event at the Redmond Roberts Field Airport nearly two years ago, September 2015. The aircraft was built at RDD starting in September 2014. From all of us at RDD, congratulations to the Perlan Team.
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