|Quoting Blackbird (Reply 11):|
I simply wanted to know what characteristics would have prevented the deep-stall characteristics from occurring?
I'm curious because there are other planes that can fly at very high alphas and can get themselves out of it
The answer to your question is simple: Pilot training, which includes reading the flight manual (Dash One).
a) The F-16 will not get into a deep stall situation if the minimum maneuvring airspeed limits are respected as recommended in the Dash One. In other words, if one finds him/herself in a deep stall in an F-16, one has departed the flight envelope and after departing, did a few other tricks to get oneself into that situation.
b) If departed, one has to do several other things that are not tought in flight school in order to find oneself in a deep stall. Such as (AT A TOO LOW AIRSPEED) abruptly pulling back on the stick or rolling rapidly while simultaneously pulling back on the stick or kicking in a boot full of rudder in the process to increase roll rate. In this situation it is simply "not done!"
Other aircraft types you have mentioned have limits to adhere to, since each one also has minimum manuevring airspeed limits recommended in their respective flight manual. In that respect the F-16 is no different. It comes down to knowing/respecting the aircraft's limitations . . . be one with the machine . . wear it like a glove!