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Experimental Perlan 2 Glider Breaks High-Altitude Human Flight Record

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posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: verschickter

They take people in the car all the time. Never did the car, but did the pogo team several times.




posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

why is zaph talking about zaph in teh 3rd person - it scares teh ape



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Because sometimes Zaph likes to scare people it gives Zaph something to do.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Had a pilot let me try some of his food once. It's all in tubes that feed through the side of the helmet.


I remember James May (from the tv car program Top Gear) on his U2 flight trying it, and thinking to myself that it must taste nasty,

Honestly, what's it like?

I've enjoyed the occasional British Army boil-in-bag Lancashire Hotpot over the years, but how is 'space' food, really?




posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

It's actually not as bad as you think it would be. He had a tube of peaches he hadn't opened that he let me try. They were actually quite good.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
-flashback-
Now that you wrote pogo crew I remember a conversation we had about a pogo that didn´t want to let go from the aircraft. I think you told me it is not out of the norm to have that happen.

That´s why I love ATS´s aircraft forum.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Video about U2 tube food..

m.youtube.com...



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: CrownCartwheelCreed

I'd give it a whirl,





posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I've heard that SR 71 could reach close to 100,000 ft, but that was classified

The MIG 25 could supposedly reach a similar altitude



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: firerescue

No, they were pushing it to reach 85,000 on that flight. The MiG reached something lolthe 125,000 feet but used a zoom climb and was specially modified to do it.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Saw documentary recently on Mcdonnell Douglas F4

Used it as chase planes for Gemini space launches - planes in zoom climb reached over 70,000 ft as took film
of Titan booster as it went through MAX Q - time of greatest pressure on airframe as it accelerated through
Mach in lower atmosphere

F4 would synch their movements to countdown and begin zoom climb at 35,000 ft following booster up past 70,000 ft
tens of thousands over rated service ceiling

Titans had tendency to develop pogo or longitudal oscillations



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 07:03 PM
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F15 Rocket plane comes to mind.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Streak Eagle. It wasn't a rocket plane, but they stripped everything possible from it, including paint.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 08:43 AM
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I pictured a crew in an SR-71 or U-2 cruising along and looking up to see a glider, and that made me smile.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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Removed. Duplicated what was in OP.
edit on 5/9/18 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Wait,..... which Zaph is now talking?




posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: CrownCartwheelCreed
Lol, a Youtube about U2 tubes. Trying saying that quickly when you are drunk, or hypoxic.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: thebozeian

Both.



posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: thebozeian

Both.

Never leave home if I’m not good and drunk with some hypoxia for good measure, I like living on the edge.
Definently cool for a manned unpowered flight, wonder what the bird could do unmanned with the life support and flesh bag torn out?



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