stick shaker

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stick shaker

A stall warning device that, in addition to warning the pilot, may also automatically recover the aircraft from the stall.
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Stick-shaker (stall warning) incident on QantasLink Boeing 717 with roughly 100 passengers found to be due to pilot misprogramming of the system.
As the aircraft tried to climb out from Tambo International Airport, known for its 'hot and high' environment, the jet lost a "significant amount of lift", says the CAA, and the stick-shaker immediately engaged, warning of an approaching stall.
I agree that when a perfectly good transport category airplane is allowed to slow to stick-shaker speed and the wrong control inputs are made, there's an issue in the cockpit.
Clearly, any time a perfectly good transport category airplane is allowed to slow to stick-shaker speed and the exact wrong control input is made, there's something askew in the cockpit.