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I really liked the recent article titled "don't quit stalling".
However I thought that the article was missing something important - at least to me. In my (little) experience, stall behaviors can be extremely different depending on the engine power settings at the time of the stall. I still remember an instance where I was with my instructor and we decided to try a couple of stalls. It was a while since I had done such an exercise. The instructor decided to start with a "power stall". Next thing I remember was that we were almost inverted and in a spin - at which point the instructor took control. This was a Cessna 152 with full tanks and we were not at full power... I must say that if I had been on my own I am not sure I would have recovered from the spin - simply because of the surprise effect. And we were able to reproduce the same behavior (stall then brutal spin even with both rudder and yoke neutral) three times.
Anyway my point is the following: since that day I promised myself that before I try a stall on my own, even in an airplane that I think I know and that is deemed to have benign stall behavior, I will make sure that I know what to expect - and in doubt, that I will get an instructor!
Anyone with a similar experience?
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