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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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 kylejhill79 on January 3, 2018
    I'm so grateful to fly8ma for making these training videos available, they are a wonderful resource.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!!!
  4. By jspitler on May 19, 2018
    Rudder, rudder, rudder
  5. By Osbornjake on February 7, 2018
    Spins made simple
  6. 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.
  7. By Ariel Israel Ben-Zion on February 22, 2018
    This course really makes you think. It is Awesome. Thank you Jon.
  8. 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.
  9. By aussieflyer on March 5, 2018
    Great info here. I had to watch the clips a few times to absorb it all. Thank you so much to FLY8MA for putting up these courses for FREE!!! The quiz is not as easy as you might think.
  10. 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.