283 – The Perlan Project

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Guest: Lars Bensch, Jim Payne    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert

The Perlan Project aims to fly gliders into the stratosphere by exploiting mountain waves in order to better understand those waves and to explore the edge of what gliders can do. In fact, last September, they broke the world altitude record for gliders. In this episode we chat about the project, the airplane and the flying with engineer Lars Bensch and pilot Jim Payne.