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Forward Stall

Lesson Objective

The student will learn what causes a stall, how to perform a stall, how to recover from a stall. This lesson includes stalls with brakes open. This lesson does not include turning or cross-controlled stalls.

Regulatory Requirement

Content

  • Stall as related to a critical angle of attack
  • stall as related to airspeed
  • stall as related to pitch
  • stalls at low G loading
  • stalls at high G loading
  • stalls at high airspeeds (verbal ok)
  • recovery from stall
  • imminent stall
  • hazards at low altitude
  • hazard of stalls in the pattern
  • use of spoilers during a stall, stall speed as related to spoiler deployment

Completion Standards

The student must be able to perform

  • A normal, forward stall and appropriate recovery
  • A normal, forward stall with air brakes open, and appropriate recovery.

The student must be able to explain

  • the hazards of a stall
  • relationship to airspeed and loading
  • relationship to angle of attack

Prerequisite Study

  • Glider Flying Handbook, pages 3-14, 7-26, 7-27, 3-11, 3-14
  • Learning to Fly Gliders, pages 23 and 27

 


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