This is a question that is probably best suited for active flight instructors. I was doing an FBO checkout and the CFI asked me to demonstrate power on and power off stall recoveries, but well before the stall he asked me to recover. His explanation is that it is the new best practices for teaching and demonstrating stalls to recover "before" the aircraft actually stalls. In essence, the recovery demonstrations consisted of setting up the plane for landing and take-off config, and slowing it down till the stall warning came on, then almost immediately "recovering." It seems too easy. However, his reasoning made sense, but I have never heard it before:
- It prevents new pilots from getting comfortable flying with the stall warning buzzing.
- It teaches pilots to avoid the stall in the first place. (Prevention)
- Its safer.
While his points are all factually correct, I think this defeats the purpose of knowing how to recover from a stall.
Any current CFIs out there that can explain if this is a new "best practice" for demonstrating stall recovery?