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Official flight helmets for Airbus Perlan Mission II

News International-French

11 Feb 2016

The specialist of composite aerospace technology specializing in products for extreme sports, announces the delivery of ten PilotX Flight Helmets as part of its sponsorship of Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly an engineless glider to the edge of space.

The Airbus Perlan Mission II team will attempt to soar this first-of-its-kind sail plane to 90,000 feet in Argentina this summer, to make studies related to high-altitude flight, climate change and space exploration.

The Bonehead Composites team’s passion for flying led them to design the PilotX flight helmet in early 2015, after they had noticed that pilots were purchasing skydiving helmets and wearing them over in-ear headsets. With the only other flight helmets on the market being specifically designed for the military, they felt there was a place for a specially designed aviation helmet for use in the cockpits of high-performance aerobatic aircraft. As a result, Bonehead Composites introduced PilotX Flight Helmets – lightweight, low-profile flight helmets that include communications, quick disconnect and options for ANR and Oxygen Receivers.

About PilotX Flight Helmet:
The PilotX is Bonehead composites newest flight helmet addressing the need for a low-profile communication helmet tailored to aircraft with limited headroom. Constructed of vacuum molded carbon fiber and fiberglass, this lite weight helmet packs a punch when it comes to completing the mission. The shell features a quick release chin strap buckle and adjustable strap, nape strap, visor snaps and fastened ABS ear cups with comfor foam seals for sound attenuation. A Velcro fastened top liner, adjustable with foam shims, completes the fitting. The total weight of the helmet is 2.3 pounds.

About Airbus Perlan Mission II:
Airbus Perlan Mission II is an initiative to fly an engineless glider to the edge of space, higher than any other winged aircraft has operated in level, controlled flight, to open up a world of discoveries related to high-altitude flight, climate change and space exploration. The Airbus Perlan Mission II team is currently preparing the Perlan 2 glider to attempt to soar to 90,000 feet in Argentina in summer 2016. It will set a world altitude record for controlled flight, surpassing even the U-2 and the SR-71. This historic endeavor is the culmination of decades of research and engineering innovation, and the work of a tireless international team of aviators and scientists who volunteer their time and expertise for the non-profit Perlan Project. The project is supported by Airbus Group and a group of other sponsors that includes Weather Extreme Ltd., United Technologies and BRS Aerospace.

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