Ex 11. Spin awareness (if applicable)

Aim:

To understand and recognise the onset of situations which may lead to an inadvertent spin, and to learn how to instinctively take the necessary control actions to effect a recovery back to normal flight condition before a spin occurs, i.e. to recover the incipient stage

Airmanship:

  • Special attention to lookout – clearing turn to check rear
  • Checks to ensure safe operation through exercise ie: height/location etc

Causes of spin:

Recognition of Incipient spin:

  • Recovery from the incipient spin:
  • Use of controls
  • Danger of using ailerons at the incipient stage
  • Effect of power and flap (flap restriction as applicable to type)
  • Effect of centre of gravity on spin
  • Recovery at the incipient stage from various attitudes and configurations

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Standard required at end of phase 2

Prior to circuit training, ability to control aircraft safely in slow flight just above the stall (Vs + 2mph) and able to recover to normal flight at incipient stall stage. Prior to solo flight, a very high standard of competence at recovering safely from fully developed stall and demonstrable ability to prevent aircraft getting into dangerous attitudes from all stall/spin-and-recovery manoeuvres.

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