VII. Slow Flight and Stalls
B. Power Off Stalls
References FAA-H-8083-2,FAA-H-8083-3; AC 61-67; POH/AFM
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with power-off stalls
The applicant demonstrates understanding of
K1 Aerodynamics associated with stalls in various airplane configurations, to include the relationship betwen angle of attack, airspeed, load factor, power setting, airplane weight and center of gravity, airplane attitude, and yaw effects.  
K2 Stall Characteristics (ie., airplane design) and impending stall and full stall indications (ie., how to recognize by sight, sound or feel)  
K3 Factors and situations that can lead to a power-off stall and actions that can be taken to prevent it  
K4 Fundamentals of stall recovery  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Factors and situations that could lead to an inadvertent power-off stall, spin and loss of control  
R2 Range and limitations of stall warning indicators (e.g., airplane buffet, stall horn, etc.)  
R3 Failure to recognize and recover at the stall warning during normal operations.  
R4 Improper stall recovery procedure  
R5 Secondary stalls, accelerated stalls and cross-control stalls  
R6 Effect of environmental elements on airplane performance related to power-off stalls (eg., turbulence, microbursts, and high density altitude)  
R7 Collision hazards to includ aircraft, terrain, obstacles and wires.  
R8 Distractions, or improper task management loss of situational awareness, or disorientation  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Clear the area  
S2 Select an entry altitude that will allow the Task to be completed no lower than 1,500 feet AGL  
S3 Configure the airplane in the approach or landing configuration as specified by the evaluator and maintain coordinated flight throughout the maneuver  
S4 Establish a stabilized descent  
S5 Transition smoothly from the aproach or landing attitude to a pitch attitude that will induce a stall  
S6 Maintain a specified heading +/-10° if in straight flight; maintain a specified angle of bank not to exceed 20°, +/-10° if in turning flight, while inducing the stall.  
S7 Acknowledge cues of the impending stall and then recover promptly after a full stall occurs  
S8 Execute a stall recovery in accordance with the procedures set forth in the POH/AFM  
S9 Configure the airplane as recommended by the manufacturer, and accelerate to Vx or Vy  
S10 Return to the altitude, heading and airspeed specified by the evaluator