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Perlan 2 glider aircraft: mission II continues final phase of testing in US

Minden, Usa - Preparing for move to Argentina later this year to attempt world-record breaking flights

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders on Saturday joined the all-volunteer Airbus Perlan Mission II team in the role of co-pilot on the latest test flight of the Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space. The flight was led by the project’s chief pilot Jim Payne at Minden-Tahoe Municipal Airport. Enders also received a full briefing on the experimental aircraft’s press...

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