To say it was a remarkable day is an understatement. It was a world record-setting day! On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, Airbus Perlan Mission II soared to 65,605 feet (19,996 meters) pressure altitude. With support from capcom, Chief Pilot Jim Payne and Pilot Miguel Iturmendi soared in the Perlan 2 glider at more than 12 miles above the earth. It’s a new world record, pending official verification. Here’s a look at footage from our tail camera at high flight.
This is recommendations from our amaizing instructor, Tom Krajci: Thunderstorm season is here, and will be with us for a few months. Below is what happened at the Alamogordo airport today…storm outflows affected the area with strong gusty winds for almost three hours. (And Sunday was similar with the storm outflow coming near sunset. Continue reading “Thunderstorm season is here.”
Some time ago Lance wrote about an article: Here’s a pamplet from AOPA that describes the kind of operations that we perform. There have been a few incidents lately. It turns out that this pamphlet explains how things ought to be accomplshed. And they happen to match what we were discussing after those incidents! So the point is that we do fly our normal operations correctly. But that doesn’t mean that everyone else does! Good information from about a 10 minute read. Take the time to do that!