Crowds of aviation enthusiasts gathered Monday to get their first look at Perlan 2, an experimental glider on display this week at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Some onlookers wanted to touch the plane’s strong, lightweight carbon-fiber fuselage. Others wanted to peer inside the tiny two-person cockpit. Chief pilot Jim Payne is planning an ambitious mission for the glider. He and a second pilot plan to soar between 90,000 and 100,000 feet in July 2016. That’s higher than the U.S. spy planes U-2 and SR-71 and 40,000 feet higher than any human has reached in a glider. Mehr im ausführlichen Bericht auf CNN.