When VREF Isn’t Enough

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NAOA vs. G-loading on a notional aircraft.

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Most pilots understand that Reference Speed, VREF, is a minimum speed that they should never go below during approach and landing, and that is certainly true. But many take that idea one step further, thinking that as long you are above VREF, you are safe from stalling the aircraft. That is not true...

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