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SSA 2012—The Perlan Project: An Interview with Greg Cole

The Perlan Project has one bold and ambitious mission: to soar higher than any fixed wing manned aircraft has flown—all the way to 90,000 feet. The flight will use atmospheric waves extending up through and beyond the stratosphere. Such waves are produced when a high altitude jet stream that circles the polar regions (the Polar Vortex) interacts with mountain ridge systems.

SSA 2012 Begins!

The 2012 SSA Convention got off to a rousing start this morning. Soaring enthusiasts of all stripes were quickly gathering near the registration booth at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.