in my textbook and apparently everywhere online I have found that Va or cornering velocity is defined to be the point of intersection where the stall line and the limit load factor line meet. Apparently, it also states that this Va is the lowest airspeed at which load factor can be reached and any speed below that cannot exceed the limit load factor because the airplane will stall first.
Ok, I see that. If I so horizontally to the left from Va (around 120kts) yes, the plane will stall first. however, it seems to be that this speed is not the lowest airspeed to reach that load factor. isn't the lowest airspeed around 80kts? which is at the bottom part of the intersection around when negative Gs (between -1 and -2gs)are experienced.