Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2003
Glider soars toward the heavens Taking a glider to 42,000 feet seems like more than just a test flight, but not if your ultimate goal is 100,000 feet. Members of the Perlan Project, named after rarely visible high altitude pearl clouds, have been flying their modified two-place DG-505M glider out of California City, California, carefully inching their way toward the world altitude record of 49,009 feet set by Bob Harris in 1986.
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