Originally Posted by Tom K.
Right, but really, unless you're 18 inches off the ground flaring, you really shouldn't be so close to a stall that a "slightly unpredictable breeze" can put you in the trees..
Well a 5-8 mph breeze that switches direction makes for a 10-16 mph difference in the air the plane is flying through. And that's what you might call a light breeze. As you say, it can be startling if you are 18" over the ground flaring, even if you expect it.