Spin Training
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Spin Awareness
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Learn the basics of Spins and more importantly how to avoid them! You'll learn a lot more about angle of attack and stalls, then see a full preflight brief with student and instructor before watching what they actually look like in the airplane and learning the proper general recovery techniques.

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The idea of an airplane spinning may be one of the most terrifying things to a pilot, especially a newer pilot.  While spins are very dangerous and often end very poorly for pilots who accidentally get themselves into a spin, they are actually, at their core, very gentle and low stress maneuvers.  Given the danger involved in not recovering promptly at the first sign of a spin, it is a good idea to get some thorough training both on the ground and in the air on how to best recover and recognize the signs a spin is about to occur.

 

What’s in this course:

  • AOA and Stalled Airflow
  • Stall / Spin Briefing
  • Spin / Stall awareness and developed spins in the airplane

What you’ll get out of this course:

  • A better understanding of how the airplane behaves before, during, and after a spin.
  • A basic understanding of how to get into and how to get out of a spin
  • A better understanding of how the four left turning tendencies act on the airplane in a stall and during a spin
  • A certificate at the end of the course when you successfully pass the end of course exam!

How long does this take?

Expect to spend about 30-60 minutes on this course in total.  Feel free to spend longer and revisit the LESSONS and TOPICS as many times as you’d like.

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  1. By jspitler on May 19, 2018
    Rudder, rudder, rudder
  2. By Tom Koen on November 12, 2018
    I received much more information from this course and Jon’s videos than from my Jepp textbook. The AOA video and reading was also a huge help in my last stage check oral exam.
  3. By Osbornjake on February 7, 2018
    Spins made simple
  4. By Equivoice on June 11, 2018
    Because I am coming into this course completely cold about airplanes except for how to que up at the airport...(and maybe it does exist somewhere else in course work) but I'd like to see 3 detailed models of GA planes explaining the main parts. Most will be taking their hours in a 172 or similar. Some (like me) will be doing it is a low wing (Cirrus) and others might be in a tail dragger.
  5. By Nothing09 on November 12, 2018
    Great theory and good explanations and demonstrations.
  6. By Ariel Israel Ben-Zion on February 22, 2018
    This course really makes you think. It is Awesome. Thank you Jon.
  7. By oscar.sigl on August 5, 2018
    Jon shares knowledge essential for every pilot to know, demonstrating through real world application in a manner that is easy to follow, understand, and apply.

    This short course serves not only as a great fundamental learning block for further spin training, but also shares tips, tricks, and reminders beneficial to pilots of all skill levels; making it a great refresher course.
  8. By ajfril on November 12, 2018
    Good information, you should practice these steps with your CFI. They will let you live another day.
  9. By kblanken73 on February 26, 2018
    I passed the first time. I must have been paying attention. I know how important this topic is and it might save my life someday. Thanks for making it free for all students.
  10. By TangoJuliett on August 31, 2018
    I definitely understand how one can quickly get into an unrecoverable situation and will be more confident once I start flight training and am ask to perform these manuvers.