This FTI will provide supplemental aerodynamic background information and establish procedures for out-
of-control flight training. It is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge necessary to
recognize, analyze, and recover from loss of aerodynamic control of the aircraft. Out-of-control flight will
be addressed in several stages of the curriculum; consequently you will use this FTI in conjunction with
other FTIs throughout training.
Flight at high AOA and/or slow airspeed is an inherent part of offensive and defensive maneuvering, and
many tactical situations dictate that you fly the aircraft to the limits of its controllability. Reluctance to fly in
this regime because of possible departure from controlled flight not only limits the maneuvering capability
of the machine but greatly reduces its effective employment as a weapons platform. The confidence
factor necessary to operate under these conditions is directly proportional to your ability to correctly
identify, analyze, and recover from the occasional out-of-control condition associated with high AOA
maneuvering. Prior training, actual flight experience, and exposure to departures and post-stall gyrations
are essential to enable you to function efficiently in this region.