Slow-flight characteristics of the GameBird are simply inconceivable. Below 60 knots, I could still comfortably control the airplane in pitch and roll. The stall was a slight buffet at around 55 knots, and with just a touch of power, I barely had to push the stick forward to recover. Steinbach says the thickness of the symmetrical wings combines strength with low weight while the beautifully curved leading edges, which have uniform radiuses from root to tip, allow for a smooth transition from the stall to post-stall maneuvers. To show the ultimate edge of slow flight, Holland applied tons of power, demonstrated a roll at zero airspeed, and came out without any altitude loss. Sure, I was with one of the best pilots in the world, but it was impressive to see the airplane comply with his extreme demands. “You can tell it’s designed by a pilot,” Holland says.