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Spin training

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We all learn to recognize and avoid stalls in order to pass our PP check ride but now I want to be more confident in my skills if (God forbid) a spin happens. Can anybody give me some advise and/or direct me to someone in the north GA, W Alabama or S Tenn area I can contact?  

Tommy Eldridge



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  1. Jim F. on Jan 10, 2014

    Any CFI…

    They’ve all done actual spin training to the point of teaching it. Even though it’s not required if you’re not a CFI candidate, I don’t know any CFI who would turn down the opportunity for the instruction, unless, of course, they don’t have access to a spin-approved aircraft.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Jan 11, 2014

    There is spin training and then there is spin training.

    The regulations only require instruction on spin entry, spins and spin recovery. That could be accomplished by completing only one spin. I know several instructors who would rather take a beating than perform a spin.

    There is also a difference in performing a spin in a 172 and spinning a Champ or Stearman.

    Your best bet would be to find an instructor who teaches aerobatics.

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  3. Sam Dawson on Jan 11, 2014

    No, not any CFI. While all CFIs get “spin training” I’ve found that not all can actually teach spins. In some areas FSDO’s are not even requiring CFI applicants to actually do spins in an airplane. I’ve even had some CFIs tell me a stall is when you fly too slow.
    If you want good spin training find an aerobatic instructor or an instructor who specializes in spins. The IAC (International Aerobatic Club), has a list of schools. The list is not complete and some schools may no longer be open, but it is a good place to start.

    I would find a school with a Citabria, Decathlon or Super Decathlon. Nothing wrong with other aerobatic airplanes, but the ones I mentioned will be more like the GA airplanes you fly.

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  4. Private Pilot Insider on Jan 12, 2014

    I didn’t think about the “Aerobatic” training. I’m friends with some of the pilots of Team Aerodynamix http://www.teamaerodynamix.com/ I will contact them. I know they do training from time to time through out the year.

    Great advise, thank you.
    Tommy Eldridge
    Private Pilot insider

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