What has made low-speed loss of control such an intractable problem, in spite of all sorts of preventive and warning systems, is that it is not just one problem but several. To begin with, there is the physical setting in which these accidents often
occur. The airplane is in the traffic pattern and, therefore, by definition low. The psychological setting is important as well. Flying in the traffic pattern involves maneuvering at low speeds while distracted by other things, like traffic, power, checklists, trim, landing gear and flaps.