[SpamCop-Social] Re: Planes, trains and stalling. (Ping GregR)
Sat Feb 15 04:16:36 EST 2003
| In a Cessna aircraft, if your plane stalls while in flight. How
| serious could it be if you can't get the engine started again? (Taking
| note that there is stretch of road nearby at the point of stalling.)
Best term is the engine quit. Stalling in an aircraft is an entirely
different and much more serious problem. Can we say Flys-Like-Rock?
As to the point of your original question a lot depends on where you are,
over hard rocks in the mountains, in a world of hurt. Over farm land
relatively good shape. Long strait road without traffic or phone poles even
Most single engine Cessnas can be landed in a very short run of clear ground
with out damage. I've had occasion to have to put down a military version
of the Cessan 210 in the piney woods of north central Louisiana. Water in
the fuel and no clearings anywhere. The hairiest part was climbing down
from the top of 75-100 ft pine trees. Aside from some serious scratches the
aircraft was not hurt.
Also most can be safely landed (if you know what you are doing -- most
don't) in a space where they cannot take off.
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