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Turning Stall

Lesson Objective

The student will learn the entry and recovery from a stall with and without airbrakes

Regulatory Requirement


  • hazards at low altitude
  • hazard of stalls in the pattern
  • use of spoilers during a stall, stall speed as related to spoiler deployment
  • appropriate recovery from a turning stall.

Completion Standards

The student must be able to perform

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

The student must be able to explain

  • relationship of the ease of a stall to the angle of bank

Prerequisite Study

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


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