- Feb 13, 2010
- World traveler
Terminology comment here...my understanding is that "shoulder wing" implies a wing attached near but not at the top of the fuselage and "mid-wing" implies a wing attached near the vertical middle of the fuselage. At typical light aircraft scale, that puts a shoulder wing in line with the pilot's shoulders/head and usually means the pilot can see both above and below the wing by just moving his or her head. A mid-wing puts the wing closer to the pilot's belly button and looking under the wing is not an option. The TEAM Mini-MAX, for example, is definitely a mid-wing not a shoulder wing.