Spin Training

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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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.

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  1. By James.williford1 on March 15, 2018
    I’m a helicopter pilot working on getting my fixed wing transition and this class was just what I needed to help me understand some of the airplane specific terms and procedures.
  2. By astrosurfer90 on March 20, 2018
    now im ready to put theory into demonstration!
  3. By mmenrathjr on March 31, 2018
    This course makes you think ahead of getting into a spin situation by being aware and anticipating the spin attitude conditions and reacting quickly to keep you out of trouble.
  4. By Edramos62 on May 3, 2018
    View the content for a better supplemental understanding. I was not able to view so It took me an extra try to pass.
  5. By scerin on May 4, 2018
    For private pilot we need spin awareness but won't do spin training, so seeing it in action is useful. I hope never to need it, because I haven't practiced it, but at least with this video I've seen it. It may save someones life. Thanks!
  6. By kylejhill79 on January 3, 2018
    I'm so grateful to fly8ma for making these training videos available, they are a wonderful resource.
  7. By JohnOpalko on May 19, 2018
    Jon did a wonderful job explaining the causes of spins, how to recognize an incipient spin, and how to recover.
    Take this course then go grab a CFI and practice some spins. You won't be sorry.
  8. By Brettster on January 11, 2018
    I am taking these course, to refresh my flying skills. Wish I had this when I first started, many moons ago.
    Thanks Guys!!!
  9. By jspitler on May 19, 2018
    Rudder, rudder, rudder
  10. By Osbornjake on February 7, 2018
    Spins made simple