In the article on former test pilot LeVier, there are a couple of statements I feel compelled to challenge. One is that "under current FAA regulations, pilots are taught to avoid emergencies, but they are not required to learn how to stabilize an aircraft that is out of control." This is apparently a reference to the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration does not require "spin training," which is a different matter. Student pilots, whether for private, instrument or commercial ratings, are constantly being given "unusual attitude recovery" training.
We who fly are forever aware of the vagaries of weather, turbulence and mechanical malfunction (however rare). This unusual attitude recovery training specifically requires us to learn how to stabilize an out-of-control aircraft. The story also said that while pilots "are taught to recognize the onset of a stall, they do not learn techniques to recover from a full stall."