What is an experimental airplane?
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What is an experimental airplane?
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An Experimental Airplane is an aircraft that does not conform to an FAA approved type certificate design.
The majority of these aircraft are Amateur built (homebuilt) aircraft. There are other categories too, like exhibition for ex-military airplanes and Research and Development for aircraft that must be flown to show compliance prior to certification. There are a few more sub-categories for Crew Training Aircraft, Market Survey Aircraft, Air Racing Aircraftand Aircraft Showing compliance with regulations.