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Accelerated Stall

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Regarding accelerated stalls in a banked configuration for training purposes:

The FAA Airplane Flying Handbook does not specifically state to use power after banking. However, maybe I misread.

I have read two different procedures from other sources: one is to use power in the bank the other is to use idle power.

Which is correct?


Thank you for the feedback.

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  1. Brian on Jun 06, 2013

    Both. One simulates departing and the other simulates landing. You can also do accelerated stalls via a stiff pull up from a wings level dive. The point is to demonstrate as many configurations an airplane can be stalled as possible in an attempt to prove that you can stall in any configuration or attitude.

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  2. Mark Kolber on Jun 07, 2013

    Brian, you are correct but if Dan is referring to the Airplane Flying Handbook, I think he’s talking about a stall during a steep turn – that’s the specific accelerated stall the AFH talks about.

    Dan, you can do it either way but IMO it’s a better demonstration with “normal” steep bank power. Remember that in a steep turn the recovery of a significant loss of altitude is supposed to include the reduction of bank angle. That’s specifically in order to reduce the load on the wings as you pull back. If you don’t reduce the bank angle and simply pull back to recover the loss, you will induce the accelerated stall.

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  3. Dan Chitty on Jun 07, 2013

    Mark and Brian,

    Thank you for the great feedback.

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