Flight Test Exercises - Ex. 12 - Stall


To determine that the candidate can recognize indications of the approach to stalls, the full stall, and can accomplish a positive and smooth recovery with a minimum loss of altitude.


At an operationally safe altitude that allows recovery at or above 2,000 feet AGL or the minimum height recommended by the manufacturer, whichever is higher, the stall manoeuvre will be entered from a reduced power situation. The examiner will specify the aeroplane configuration for the stall demonstration.

Performance Criteria

Assessment will be based on the candidate's ability to:

  1. complete appropriate safety precautions before entering a stall;
  2. establish the specified configuration;
  3. transition smoothly to a pitch attitude that will induce a stall;
  4. recognize the onset of the stall by identifying the first aerodynamic buffeting or decay of control effectiveness;
  5. stall the aeroplane;
  6. maintain directional control;
  7. promptly and smoothly recover using control application in the proper sequence; and
  8. avoid secondary stall, excessive airspeed, or excessive altitude loss.