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Monday, September 15, 2003

Deep Stall.

Neutral elevator.
Power back to Idle.
Full opposite rudder to the stalled wing.

When the world is spinning, it's easy to find yourself not recovering, but making the spin worse. Pushing to the stalled wing. Increasing your angle of attack by pulling out too hard. It's easy to get disoriented and panic or recover in the wrong direction, fighting too much, and end up in a death spiral.

You're supposed to stay calm, to work through the steps to recover, you should have practiced enough that it's easy, second nature.

Sometimes your copilot fights you for control.
Sometimes it starts raining.
Sometimes you can't even see the gauges.

I kind of fell off the face of the earth. A lot happened. The spin got worse.

Back to idle. Full opposite rudder.

9/15/2003 07:52:00 PM ] [  0 comments  ]
A good quick laugh