A genuine question – does flying in controlled airspace cause an extra risk, in that it could make you reluctant to act with sufficient decisiveness to restore the situation?
I don't normally fly in controlled space. I fly a low-inertia flexi from a farm strip, with no AI, and where the pod moves separately from the wing and where the whole thing moves and twitches in any form of moving air.
I wouldn't last anywhere near the 175 seconds or whatever figure gets bandied about.
The aircraft does change flight vector very quickly though, and as I'd be climbing out on the foot throttle I could gently drop back out of the cloud in a second or two.
That's my situation. I don't fly three axis or Group A so I know little of the problems and capabilities. But in the video that sparked this discussion, I wonder if the reluctance of the pilot to take such rapid action was due to worry about the effect of deviating from the plan in controlled space?