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.
However, I recently invented/discovered a trick that let me get a nice flared touch down while flying one of these aircraft (in P3D): as I approached the runway, I had the nose pointed down (or straight, as required) but as I was about to reach the threshold, with my speed somewhere around 50 knots, I reduced the speed (sometimes almost pulling the throttle to IDLE) and pitched up. In that condition, the airplane would tend to fall rather than go up and since the aircraft's height is just around 20 - 50 FT, the impact, I thought, would not be fatal.
However, I realized that I was essentially stalling the aircraft (purposely) and I even got a stall warning (though it obviously lasted for about 3 secs). And note: since I'm saying "STALL", I mean to say that the aircraft does cover some (significant) horizontal distance stalling before touching down. I know it's obvious to let the airplane sink a little by synchronizing the thrust and pitch but what i am talking about here is essentially something like a "flared approach", a nose-up approach like what usually jet 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 he/she was 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 stall a small aircraft for the sake of a good flare?