[Ref Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 12-2, The Pilot’s Manual PM2 Ground School Page 317-318] What’s atmosphere? The atmosphere is a blanket of air made up of a mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth.   Two main functions of atmosphere? absorbs energy (heat) from the sun protects life on Earth from high energy radiation […]

Recovery differences between Stall, Spin and Spiral Dive

[Ref. The Pilot’s Manual PM2 Ground School Page 86 – 89] Stall recovery control wheel forward – reduce AoA Full power – minimize height loss in case wing drop, use rudder to correct – NOT aileron ! NOTES: Wing drops close to the stall, correct with rudder [the secondary effect of yaw (by rudder) is roll] Spin Recovery Power off full opposite rudder – to oppose the […]