Stalls In The Pattern

We're trained to avoid the power-off, base-to-final stall, but more than two-thirds of traffic-pattern stalls occur over and beyond the runway with power on.

Quite a lot has been written (and vlogged) about the crash of a Cessna 140 in a spot landing competition in May 2022. Most accounts point out—correctly—how decisions about spacing and glide path management, and even whether it was wise to hold the “pick-up game” contest in winds that caused cancellation of a larger, planned […]
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