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  •  Accelerated stalls are very dangerous... (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, subtropolis low altitude, especially when turning final. Granted, he wasn't turning final, but it clearly demonstrates the dangers of making mistakes at low altitude.

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    by Alumbrados on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:37:43 PM PST

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    •  yes, and in small planes (3+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, subtropolis, davelf2

      you don't sink to the ground (that was intertia and Hubris speaking in the B-52 video , I think), you do a wing-over or under depending on rudder - I benefitted as a flight instructor greatly from a friend who took me up in a fully aerobatic Super Decathalon (Citabria) and showed, at altitude, what happens when you either pull the aircraft too hard around to final or rudder it around - you either get an accelerated stall because of too many Gs (like, maybe 2.5?) or if using too much inside rudder the lower wing stalls and you rotate inside, upside down, 500 feet up. Bad Idea.

      All private pilots need to understand this - and that fighting to get on final is a consequence of poor planning downwind.... and poor rudder control....

      So, as I learned in glider school, coordinated flight is where it's at....keep the wings flying

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      by blindcynic on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 11:01:03 PM PST

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