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MAURIZIO CHELI
Test pilot

Experimental high-performances aircrafts test pilot

Maurizio Cheli Head Test Pilot

Eurofighter Typhoon


In 1997 Maurizio Cheli was hired by Alenia Aeronautica and was assigned Head Test Pilot for defence aircrafts. He was in charge of the European fighter Eurofighter Typhoon operative development.

At the airspace show in Le Bourget, Paris, in 1997, one of the greatest air world exhibitions, Maurizio Cheli organized a spectacular air show for the public launch of the aircraft. The exhibition, conceived to highlight the correlation thrust/weight of the aircraft and the operation capacities at low speed and tight spaces, was particularly appreciated.

Maurzio Cheli at Emotions at 9G

An EFA demo flight


The Eurofighter Typhoon is the concrete representation of purest engineering genius: a heap of new generation materials, advanced technical solutions and modern electronics. For its realization extremely complex production and world vanguard assembly systems been developed. In this video of Emozioni at 9G Maurizio Cheli introduces you the features and incredible performances of this aircraft.

I immediately understood that developing this new aircraft would have been felt myself professionally fulfilled as test pilot in the widest sense of the word.

Maurizio Cheli, Tutto in un istante

A challenge between Maurizio Cheli and Michael Schumacher

Eurofighter VS Ferrari


On December 11, 2003 the Eurofighter led by the astronaut Maurizio Cheli defeated the Ferrari driven by Michael Schumacher.

The Eurofighter for only 2'' won the challenge between the Eurofighter and the Ferrari.On the 900 metres distance of the Grosseto military airport in Italy the fighter, led by Maurizio Cheli, took 13 seconds, while the Ferrari of Schumacher 13.2. In the 1,200 metres long run, the EFA passed in flight the finish line after 14.2'', while the Ferrari after 16.7''. Schumacher won the first challenge on the 600 in 9.4'' VS the 9.6'' of the fighter.