Original Question: Is it okay to purposely stall a small single-engine aircraft just before touch down to get a good flare?
After going to flight school, I learned that the onset of the stall horn doesn't imply that the aircraft is stalling/stalled but rather the airspeed is close to the stall speed. As such, it obviously makes sense to expect to hear the stall horn while flaring especially while doing a soft field landing. My instructor even said that hearing the stall horn for 1-2 secs before touch down is actually ideal as it indicates that the entire round-out, flare and touchdown has been smooth.
At the time of asking this question, I didn't know a myriad of things about actual flying that I do today, and this question is essentially a result of meaningless confusions branching out from lack of knowledge. However, I think that the main question about the onset of the stall horn remains valid (regardless of the impractical manoeuver through which I got to it). So I sought to edit this post to make it less nonsensical to future readers rather than deleting it.
I'm still learning ground theory and have only flown in simulators (P3D v3 Academic). For a long time, I've been trying to properly flare single engine aircraft but have mostly failed. I even watched a video on youtube made by a certain flight instructor that said that the smaller airplanes like a Cessna 172 and Mooney acclaim don't flare - they "transition" just to make sure the rear gears touch down first.
===BEGIN IMPRACTICAL MANOEUVER===
However, I recently invented/discovered a trick that let me get a nice touch down in one of these aircraft (in P3D): as I approached the threshold, I gradually started pulling the throttle and pitching up. In that condition, the airplane would tend to go down (and sometimes sink too quick) rather than up and since the aircraft's height is just around 20 FT, the impact from a "fall", I thought, would not be fatal.
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However, I thought that I was essentially stalling the aircraft (purposely) and I even got a stall warning (though it lasted for about 2 secs). The aircraft did cover some (significant, imo) horizontal distance before touching down. What I was trying to do here is something like a "flared approach" (if you will) or a nose-up approach like what usually big airliners do.
As far as I know, a stall situation is usually a bad one. However, I was thinking that it might be okay if the pilot knew what they were doing and still had control while purposely stalling the aircraft. But I'm confused since I haven't flown a real bird yet.
So, my question is, Is it okay to hear the stall horn on a small aircraft while flaring?