The stall is a greatly misunderstood and feared aspect of flying. Not just by student pilots, but also by surprisingly experienced ones. I recently read an article that pretty much said that stalls were dangerous, and because airline pilots didn’t do them, then there was no reason for General Aviation pilots to learn them. Therefore we would all be safer, happy little Vegemites, never straying away from the straight and level magenta line on our GPS. By that rationale, then we should never practise complete loss of thrust after takeoff emergencies, accidental penetration into IFR, or emergency diversions due running out of coffee.
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