Spin Training

Spin Awareness

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.

3 Lessons

Around and around we go!

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.

Ratings and Reviews

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32 Ratings
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Posted 1 year ago

Course well done, learned what causes a spin and how to correct it. looking forward to actually practicing it.

Posted 1 year ago
5 star course

I have found this course very helpful and very well explained. After watching so many videos on youtube, with this course I have finally understood gyroscopic precession, thanks Jon!

Posted 1 year ago
Well done.

This was the first course that I have done on fly8ma.com. I am impressed with how well I caught on and retained the information. This is due to the sheer expertise of the instructor. Watching how he can enter a spin and not even have his voice change as he plummets to the ground shows his immense confidence. That confidence carries over to the lesson and made me confident in what I was learning.

Posted 2 years ago


Peiman Ghasemi
Posted 2 years ago
Awesome course

It is an awesome course for every flight student who care for his/her safety during a flight.

Posted 2 years ago
Take home points for spin avoidance:

Rudder > aileron Power to idle Awesome lesson. Thank you.

Posted 2 years ago
Good Info

Good information, you should practice these steps with your CFI. They will let you live another day.

Posted 2 years ago
Good stuff

Great theory and good explanations and demonstrations.

Tom Koen
Posted 2 years ago
Very informative

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.

Posted 2 years ago
Insightful and informative

This course was very direct and to the point. It is easy to follow the instructor's directions and his instructional tone was easy on the ears.

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