MaxFledglingFacts: Stall/Spin Recovery (Revised/orig Closed in Oct 2016)

Aircraft, lose lift or any of the other aerodymactic factor that keeps them aloft and they “Stall”, a Master Warning Horn will activate in IF if your behind the craft and in a Stall by then. A Stall is simply characterized by a sudden loss of control, a fall off on one wing and may be followed by an uncontrolled Spin. Primarily a stall occurrs due to a loss of energy or its induced by dynamic forces outside the control of the PF like low/high speed maneuvering or lack of proficiency. Most stalls are recoverable if you have the height and practiced proficiency to recover and proceed en-route in any profile. Stall Recovery is a basic procedure taught to ever Student Pilot, and they must Demonstrate Stall Recovery to move on to their solo and final check ride.

“PARE” is the nemonic (memory aid) all aviators should be familure with, it’s the step by step stall recovery procedure we all should be familure with. Here’s how to recover from a Stall/Spin:

STALL; P= Power to Idle, A= Ailerons to Neutral (Flaps up), R= Rudder, Full opposite to the Spin Direction, Elivator Neutral. (When Spin is present: When all rotation (spin) Stops move the Rudder to Neutral, Elivator, EZ pull till Streight & Level, proceed on course.

Practice this procedure in a remote area often, fly streight and level. Cut/chop the throttle wait for it, in a light aircraft like a 172 it may take 30+ second to bleed of enough energy to stall! in a fast mover or a heavy Trash Hauler it may be instantainious. Practice makes perfect. Learn this procedure it’s a bacon saver. Good Luck.


I always thought PARE was spins only. For example, in a power off stall, wouldn’t you want to add power?


MaxSez: A stall isn’t necessarily followed by a spin. It can just be a symmetrical stall. In this case, reduce nose attitude (in order to reduce the AOA), slowly apply thrust (avoid abrupt variation or you nose attitude will increase) and you’re done.


PARE? I just learned something today! Thanks Max :)


Used this many a time (In IF) when cruising a little too aggressively through mountains. Always found on the super D the stall warning blares far before you actually lose the lift. Flying an a320 in SoFlo a few weeks ago and accidentally applied full rudder (stupid mistake I know) - went into a flat spin, used PARE and returned to normal flight making an emergency landing at KFXE. Proves PARE works as several months ago when I was still a noob I had a similar issue in a 717 - flat spin over KPSP. Tried full throttle and flaps to gain lift. Result: smashed into the Sierra Nevadas a few miles west of L35. Use PARE kids!


I thought that flat spins are unrecoverable.

PUSH - to light in the seat feeling (not negative G)
ROLL - the wings level, shortest way unless already rolling in one direction
POWER - Set sensible power setting (be wary of pitch up tendancy for undersling engines)
STABILISE - stable speed and positive climb away from ground

The only way to unstall the aircraft is to reduce the AOA of the wing. You can move the throttle, rudder and ailerons all you want but you’ll only make things worse

Here’s a video from the company that do a lot of training for upset recovery


I´ve always had the understanding that in a stall, you should apply full thrust and point the nose down.

Never knew what to do with a spin, though.

I’m gonna have to keep practising this in my head

@TopGrob93… Interesting and novel procedure. PARE Is ezer than PRPS (sounds like “burp”). Power (reduced) no energy, Angle of Attack (AOA) shifts the wing loading thus increase G Force etc. Same olde same old… I prefer the old tried and true procedure. Now if your a fighter Pilot driving a 5/6 generation I’d have to consider PRPS, LOL. Gooday Capt.Max Sends

But as you said PARE is a spin recovery technique and would honestly not be very successful at recovering from a stall, especially if you don’t have much altitude. It may work in the sim but I’ll stick to the stuff that works in the real world

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