Accelerated Stall

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Accelerated stall: Understanding the Phenomenon

An accelerated stall is a type of stall that occurs at a higher airspeed than a normal stall. The reason for this is that the aircraft is subjected to a higher load factor (g) during a turn or maneuver. As the load factor increases, the wing must produce more lift to counteract the increased weight of the aircraft. If the angle of attack becomes too high, the smooth flow of air over the wing will break down, and the wing will stall.

This phenomenon is particularly dangerous because it often occurs unexpectedly during high-performance or acrobatic maneuvers. Pilots who are not aware of the increased risk of an accelerated stall may inadvertently exceed the critical angle of attack and lose control of the aircraft.

To avoid an accelerated stall, pilots must be aware of the load factors they are subjecting their aircraft to and ensure that they do not exceed the aircraft’s design limits. They must also maintain a suitable speed and angle of attack to prevent the wing from stalling.

In conclusion, an accelerated stall is a type of stall that occurs at higher airspeeds and load factors. It is a potentially dangerous phenomenon that pilots must be aware of and take steps to avoid. By understanding the causes of an accelerated stall and practicing proper stall recovery techniques, pilots can ensure their safety and the safety of their passengers.

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