Unintentional stalls kill more pilots than a lack of ATC services at any airport. OK, stalls don't kill; the subsequent uncontrolled contact with the surface does that. Tower controllers don't have time to teach stall awareness and recovery if you slop into one on the base-to-final turn. So, complete this statement: A stall occurs when the smooth airflow over the airplane's wing is disrupted, and the lift degenerates rapidly. This is caused when the wing exceeds its:
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