Tue, 28 February 2006
Ever hear a media reporter tell you that an airplane accident involved an engine stall? In our experience, most reporters and members of the public get this wrong. We discuss aerodynamic stalls and explain how they have nothing at all to do with the engine.
Disclaimer: Nothing in this or any other epidsode of the Airspeed podcasts is flight instruction. You should seek the counsel and instruction of a certified flight instructor if you ever plan to experience stalls - or fly an airplane - yourself. The descriptions in the Airspeed podcasts are general descriptions based on FAA literature and the pilot's operating handbook for several popular training aircraft. They don't apply to all aircraft or to all circumstances. Always consult the manufacturer's specifications and recommendations and any supplemental type certificates or other applicable data for the specific aircraft in question.