Airbus test pilot reveals what it’s like to stall an airliner

It’s something that airline crews avoid at all costs, but for flight test pilots, stalling is just another part of the job. Key.Aero speaks to Airbus’ Frank Chapman about how big jets handle outside the flight envelope

For those who’ve flown in a light aircraft, a stall at altitude with the wings level is a non-event in most types. Buffeting followed by a nose drop is to be expected, and once full power has been added everything returns to normal again. 

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