Keep These Points in Mind:
Remember that the majority of fatal stall/spin accidents occur at low altitudes, from which recovery is unlikely. Prevention is essential.
- Practice stalls at a safe altitude. If it’s been a while, take an experienced CFI with you.
- Practice spins only with a qualified instructor who is proficient in spins in the specific aircraft make and model. Use a properly maintained and spin-approved aircraft. In some cases a parachute may be required.
- Fly at a safe altitude above the ground so that you won’t be surprised by terrain, wires, or towers that might require a quick pull-up leading to a probable stall.
- Remember that turns, vertical (pull-ups) or horizontal, load the wings and will increase the stall speed, sometimes dramatically.
- Fly formation or individual photo missions only after you have received appropriate training, have briefed the operation, and are confident of the other pilot’s abilities.
- Don’t explore the corners of the flight envelope close to the ground.
- Don’t exceed 30 degrees of bank in the traffic pattern. Use coordinated controls.
- Don’t follow another aircraft in the pattern too closely. If you cannot maintain a safe distance, go around.
- Don't buzz or otherwise show off with any aircraft