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Perlan 2 Highest Ever Soaring Flight Above 76,000 Feet – Record-Breaking!

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The scenic and highest 2:45 minutes of Airbus Perlan Mission II flight #52 on September 2, 2018. The highest altitude reached in the stratospheric wave was above 76,000 (pressure) feet which is above the U-2 record altitude of about 73,500 feet.

source/image: Perlan Project

This meant the flight crossed the Armstrong Line, the point in the atmosphere beyond which the blood in a human’s body will boil unless it’s protected.

The high point for the pressurized high-altitude Perlan 2 glider with Chief Pilot Jim Payne and Pilot Tim Gardner was as they turned east over the turquoise waters of Lago Argentino at the one minute mark.

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They continue a gentle scenic turn for the next 1:45 minutes. The camera was a Garmin VIRB 360. The glare is from the sun at extremely high altitude. The music is from Silent Partner.

VIAPerlan Project
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