Accelerated Stalls in the Vertical

Pilots know that you can stall the wing at any airspeed and in any flight attitude. A stall is all about angle of attack. But it’s hard to demonstrate the concept in a typical normal-category airplane. In this video, I show a series of accelerated stalls during loops in the Extra 300L. As you can see, I can change the aircraft’s attitude almost instantly while the airplane continues along its flight path, creating a large angle of attack, and therefore, an aerodynamic stall, even when the airplane is nose-low relative to the horizon and flying well above the normal stall speed.

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