Microsoft Flight Simulator Handbook

by Jonathan M. Stern

Accelerated Stalls

The accelerated stall maneuver demonstrates and teaches that stall speed increases when the airplane is banked while altitude is maintained. Simply stated, the accelerated stall maneuver illustrates the increase in stall speed that accompanies an accelerated maneuver, such as a steep turn.

To perform the entry into the accelerated stall maneuver, follow these steps:

  1. Throttle—1500 to 1700 RPM.
  2. Pitch Attitude—maintain altitude until reaching 65 knots.
  3. Bank—roll into 45° bank.
  4. Pitch Attitude—maintain altitude or slight climb until stall occurs.

To perform the recovery from the accelerated stall maneuver, follow these steps:

  1. Pitch Attitude and Bank—decrease pitch, level wings.
  2. Throttle—full power.
  3. Carburetor Heat—cold.
  4. Pitch Attitude—return to level flight.

Reset the Airwork situation and practice an accelerated stall. Select "Lesson 3—Accelerated Maneuver Stall" from the Advanced Lesson Category of the Options\Flight Instruction menu for additional instruction and practice of accelerated stalls (see Figure 4.8).

Figure 4.8. Notice that in the accelerated stall, the airplane stalls at a speed above the bottom of the green arc.

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