I am imagining that this technique will completely avoid the risk of the graveyard spiral
. I would love to hear what you and your readers will have to say about this.
The resulting graveyard spiral
could precipitate a loss of control.
The new normal is actually a graveyard spiral
where we lay employee-customers off to accommodate reduced demand, which reduces demand even further, causing another layoff.
I wanted to roll the aircraft 90 degrees to the left to commence my graveyard spiral
straight into the Florida panhandle.
Instead of immediately recognizing/confirming/recovering, I added back stick pressure to maintain my altitude, thus beginning a graveyard spiral
which could have ended in collision with the ground 30 seconds later.
"Kennedy was in a graveyard spiral
, the needles on the dials spun like pin wheels.
The pilot reacts to the increased airspeed with back pressure, tightening the turn and increasing the rate of descent into what was known even then as the "graveyard spiral." Pilots who avoid an unintended bank are prone to begin overcontrolling as they chase the airspeed indicator and altimeter, falling farther and farther behind the airplane.
During the first pre-training exercise, 19 of 20 pilots entered graveyard spirals. The 20th got into an exaggerated nose-high attitude that the instructor recovered before the incipient whip-stall could develop.
Afterwards, I talked to the CFI who explained the graveyard spiral
. I thought unusual attitude recovery was easy--it was when I practiced under the hood.
It describes a classic "graveyard spiral
," from the airplane's cruising altitude to the ground in less than a minute, the FAA's Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA H-8083-25A) has this to say about graveyard spirals
* With the exception of the last scenario, attempted maneuvers exceeding the airplane's capabilities, all the above events have something in common--the so-called "graveyard spiral
Most of us are familiar with the term "graveyard spiral
" and the vast majority of us know how it can happen.