Stall Testing

February 1, 2010 at 3:43 am | Posted in What's happing this week? | 1 Comment

This past week, the 787 reached yet another milestone in its flight test program.  What is a stall you ask. Well, a stall is basically a condition when airflow over the wing separates and the wing no longer produces enough lift to counteract the effects of weight.  See the video below for a good explanation of stalls. On a side note, I have performed many stalls in my career as a private pilot. While they may seem scary they are actually quite enjoyable and relatively safe if performed at high altitude.



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  1. I have been wondering about “stalling” since the Air France disaster. Thanks for such a simple explanation!

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