|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
The Airbus Perlan project goal is to produce a pressurized glider that can fly at the edge of the atmosphere. The mission of the Perlan Project Mission II (now in development) is to study stratospheric mountain waves and their effect on weather. Later developments of the aircraft will aim for reaching transonic speeds at 100,000 feet.
Another unique aircraft in Boeing Plaza was the Cirrus SF50 Vision personal jet with Dude Air promotion for the Monday Dierks Bentley country music concert. Bentley, a current Cirrus pilot, has ordered the Vision jet as well.
On the other side of the size scale, a FedEx Airsbus A300F was available for public walk-through access. The aircraft stood out among the smaller aircraft, but had to compete for attention beside other large aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and B-52. The FedEx freighters are always an attraction among the static displays in Boeing Plaza.
In the later days of the week, two U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II attack jets arrived. One was used for the airshow and another was in Boeing Plaza for several days. The Harrier II is a popular attraction in the air and on the ground, and made for a great addition to the military aircraft returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015.