Stalls at 6000ft vs Stalls at 500ft - Time of Descent

C172 — N65835 — Santa Ana > (practice area) — Performance T/O, Stalls, Landing — 1.4hrs

If elephants were meant to fly, they would have been born with wings. They weren't. So they hang glide.

Now although planes were made to fly, without wind that doesn't stop them from dropping from the sky like an elephant  without wings... Otherwise known as a stall.

So the question becomes, how much time do you have?

Rough calculation, after a brief acceleration, about 200ft per second. So even at 6000ft AGL, you got about 30 seconds to arrive back down to Earth. 30 seconds is adequate time to pull out of even a spin, but not much time to think it over. 

And this is exactly why we're made to practice stalls, because there's no time to open the book and review the subtleties of a stall. We gotta have it down second nature to react quick enough to pull out before we're back down to Earth.

And at takeoff or Final approach where you're at only about 500ft, it's only a few precious seconds to pull out.