Glider pilot aims for 90,000 feet

10/29/2013 |

Einar Enevoldson began flying gliders in 1947. As a NASA research pilot he flew the YF-12 and the X-24, and served as Steve Fossett's co-pilot when Fossett set an altitude record of 50,727 feet in a glider flying over the Andes mountains. Enevoldson has now launched his own project to study the ozone hole over the Andes in a pressurized glider while setting a new record of 90,000 feet.

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