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Old 24th Sep 2008, 07:22
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Join Date: Nov 2007
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Question Stall recovery technique in swept wing jets

A question from a lowly PPL: is using ailerons an accepted technique to counteract roll when a swept wing stalls?

I vividly remember my instructor insisting on not using ailerons but to use rudder input to counteract roll when stalled. Aileron input could make matters worse and introduce additional aerodynamic effects leading to an increased roll rate and eventually spin entry.

The Northwest accident report mentions substancial loss of lift because of aileron (and linked to this: spoiler) use during recovey. I am NOT suggesting this technique was used in the Madrid disaster!

I apologise in advance to the Sky Gods I might have offended by this post. Please remember I'm only a weekend Warrior (or should that be warrior?)

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