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A pilot’s most fundamental and important responsibility is to maintain aircraft control. Initial flight training thus provides skills to operate an airplane in a safe manner, generally within normal “expected” environments, with the addition of some instruction in upset and stall situations.
This category discusses the elements of basic aircraft control, with emphasis on AOA. It offers a discussion of circumstances and scenarios that can lead to LOC-I, including stalls and airplane upsets. It discusses the importance of developing proficiency in slow flight, stalls, and stall recoveries, spin awareness and recovery, upset prevention and recovery, and spiral dive recovery.
Pilots need to understand that primary training cannot cover all possible contingencies that an airplane or pilot may encounter, and therefore they should seek recurrent/additional training for their normal areas of operation, as well as to seek appropriate training that develops the aeronautical skill set beyond the requirements for initial certification.
- Introduction to Upset Prevention and Recovery Training
- Slow Flight
- Stalls (Part One)
- Stalls (Part Two) Fundamentals of Stall Recovery
- Stalls (Part Three) Impending Stalls and Full Stalls
- Stalls (Part Four) Secondary Stalls, Accelerated Stalls, and Cross-Control Stalls
- Stalls (Part Five) Elevator Trim Stalls and Common Errors
- Aircraft Spins (Part One)
- Aircraft Spins (Part Two)
- Upset Prevention and Recovery (Part One)
- Upset Prevention and Recovery (Part Two)
- Upset Prevention and Recovery (Part Three)
Additional advisory circular (AC) guidance is available at www.faa.gov:
- AC 61-67 (as revised), Stall and Spin Awareness Training;
- AC 120-109 (as revised), Stall Prevention and Recovery Training; and
- AC 120-111 (as revised), Upset Prevention and Recovery Training.