Slow Flight & Stalls
I've had a couple of interesting check rides recently. Both applicants had problems with stalls and one had problems with slow flight.
Since the Colgan Airlines accident in Buffalo NY, the FAA has increased it's emphasis on stall recognition and recovery. What this all boils down to is all pilots must be able to fly their aircraft at speeds just above stall, recognize that the aircraft is approaching a stall, and when the airplane stalls the correct recovery procedure must be followed.
The emphasis is on the correct recovery procedure; lower the AOA, add power and return to normal flight. In that order! Of course you can refer to the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook and there are two updated ACs available from the FAA. here are the links:
AC61-67C Including Change 1
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