Chapter 3
Content Covered Is Not Content Learned

 

 

 

A stall occurs when the wing of an Aircraft quits flying because the airflow that causes lift is disrupted. There are many reasons for a stall but the main remedy is to increase airspeed by lowering the nose of the aircraft. The pilot of Continental Flight 3407 responded exactly the wrong way to the stall warning by pulling the nose up and accelerating the stall. According to the head of the pilot training program of Colgan Air, the stall emergency response was "covered" in the ground school portion of training but never practiced in a simulator. Because "content covered" does not translate ...

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