Flight Test Exercises - Ex. 8 - B. Approach to Stall
To determine that the candidate can recognize and safely recover smoothly and correctly from an approach to a stall in a landing configuration with a minimum loss of altitude.
At an operationally safe altitude that would allow recovery at or above 2,000 feet AGL or the minimum height recommended by the manufacturer, whichever is higher, a stall will be approached in the landing configuration from straight and level flight, with the power set at or near idle on all engines. The candidate will recognize and recover smoothly and correctly at the first indication of an imminent stall with a minimum loss of altitude.
Assessment will be based on the candidate's ability to:
- complete appropriate safety precautions before approaching the stall;
- establish the aeroplane in a landing configuration with landing gear extended and full flap deflection;
- transition smoothly to an attitude that will induce a stall;
- recognize and announce the onset of an imminent stall by identifying the first indication (warning horn or light, buffet or decaying control effectiveness);
- avoid entering a stall;
- promptly and smoothly recover at the first indication using control application in the proper sequence and appropriate attitude control;
- maintain directional control;
- retract flaps as recommended;
- retract the landing gear after a positive rate of climb is established, or as recommended by the manufacturer;
- recover safely with minimum loss of altitude; and
- return to the altitude, heading and airspeed specified by the examiner.