Practice stalls must be recovered by 6000 feet AGL. A conservative block of altitude to safely
accomplish the entire ATS procedure and recovery is 2000 feet AGL. Thus, a safe technique is
to begin the procedure no lower than 8000 feet AGL.
Pay close attention to rudder control and coordinated flight (balance ball centered) during the
recovery from the ATS. When maximum power is applied at such a low airspeed, the torque
produced by the T-6A will always necessitate right rudder application to maintain balanced
flight, regardless of turn direction. Misapplication of the flight controls, most notably the rudder,
during recovery can cause a rapid departure from controlled flight.
APPROACH TURN STALL PROCEDURES
A technique is to use the level speed change maneuver to slow the
aircraft and configure for this procedure; however, any safe,
controlled method to establish the aircraft in the correct starting
configuration is acceptable.
Establish the aircraft in the downwind configuration (gear down, 120 KIAS, power ~31%).
Perform the Pre-Stalling, Spinning, and Aerobatic Checks and the Before Landing
Begin a 30° AOB clearing turn for approximately 180° of heading change (or two 90°
turns). Roll out and stabilize the aircraft at 120 KIAS, level flight (simulating downwind leg).
Do not fixate on the flight instruments during the clearing turn.
Check the area around and below clear of clouds and other aircraft.
Simulate the transition at the abeam position. Reduce power to 15%, lower flaps to the
T.O. position (set airspeed 115 KIAS), trim, and initiate a descending 30° AOB simulated
approach turn in the direction of the last 90° of the clearing turn. Report over the ICS, "Gear
down, flaps takeoff, checklist complete."
This closely simulates the 4Ts discussed in Chapter Six, Landing
Pattern of this FTI.
Once stabilized at 115 KIAS in the simulated approach turn, raise the nose to 5 to 10 degree
nose high and then reduce power to idle. Adjust ailerons to maintain AOB between 30 to 45
degrees, and increase back stick pressure to hold the pitch attitude.