Basic Upright Spins
The spin endorsement entitles a pilot to perform upright spins above 3,000 ft AGL. However, there is much more to spins than is described by CASA’s competency and knowledge requirements for the endorsement: accelerated spins and flat spins. Training in advanced spinning is definitely recommended prior to exploring beyond the basic upright spin of the endorsement.
Check out the syllabus here.
Interestingly, once a pilot also gains an aerobatic endorsement that entitles inverted spins to be performed yet the aerobatic endorsement provides nil training towards that. Specific training in inverted spins is recommended.
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- CASA CAAP 155_1 Aerobatics Please note that the Part 61 regulations makes much of this obsolete and it also did not mention rules for aerobatic displays. Furthermore, the explanation of manoeuvre speed is flawed!
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