An experimental aircraft is an aircraft that has not yet been fully proven in flight. Often, this implies that new aerospace technologies are being tested on the aircraft.
Paul M Southwick is the editor of AOPA PILOT Australia magazine and a world-leading aviation journalist. From a flying family, his father was a RNZAF pilot in WWII. Based in Melbourne, Paul learnt to fly in New Zealand on a Cessna 152 and holds New Zealand, Australian and US licences. He has flown and tested scores of types, and specialises in telling readers what it actually feels like to fly a particular aircraft. Currently Paul is flying a Cirrus SR22.
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