T-34C OUT-OF-CONTROL FLIGHT
104. OUT-OF-CONTROL RECOVERY TECHNIQUE
The proper recovery technique from a loss of control situation depends upon an accurate analysis
of the condition. Erroneous analysis and subsequent improper control inputs have often resulted
in the pilot worsening the situation and losing the aircraft. Figure 1-12 presents an overview of
the typical OCF sequence.
Figure 1-12 Out-of Control Sequence
The recovery procedure from the Stall, Departure, PSG, or Incipient Spin phase is to FIRST,
neutralize the controls. Any other control input will only aggravate the situation. Even slight
deviations from neutral may prevent recovery.
Since you may be thrown about the cockpit under varying positive and negative "G's" and since
control forces will probably differ from those you normally experience, neutralizing the controls
may not be a simple matter. In addition, your natural instinct upon losing control may be an
attempt to counter a roll with aileron, which will only make matters worse.
Visually, come inside the cockpit and neutralize the controls.
1-12 INTRODUCTIONS AND SPINS