T-34C CONTACT CHG 2
CONFIGURATION: Establish and trim the aircraft in normal cruise. Trim
will remain constant throughout the maneuver. Start the maneuver at an altitude
so that the spin itself is entered at a minimum altitude of 9000 feet AGL.
CHECKLIST: Perform the Stall Checklist aloud to your instructor.
CLEARING TURN: Commence a clearing turn using 45º angle of bank.
Since considerable altitude will be lost in the spin, be sure that the area below is
clear of other aircraft or clouds.
Roll out of the clearing turn, reducing the power setting to 200 ftlbs.
Check the wings level and smoothly raise the nose (on the attitude gyro) to
approximately 30º above the horizon, and then set PCL to idle.
At the rudder shakers, lead the stall with a slight amount of rudder in the desired
direction of spin. Spins will be conducted in same direction as the last half of
the clearing turn.
vii. When the aircraft stalls (recognized by the nose pitching down), smoothly apply
full rudder in the direction of spin and full backstick. Do not use aileron in the
entry or during the spin.
viii. At spin entry, scan inside the cockpit to verify sufficient altitude for recovery,
stalled AOA, airspeed stabilized 80 to 100 KIAS and turn needle fully deflected
in direction of spin, respectively.
After verifying spin indications, initiate the recovery from the spin by first
applying full rudder opposite to the direction of rotation. Follow immediately
with positive forward stick to a position forward of neutral. Do not use
ailerons! A common error is unintentionally placing the stick in neutral or
slightly aft of neutral.
At spin entry, the instructor pilot shall scan inside cockpit to verify
stalled AOA, airspeed approaching 80-100 KIAS, turn needle fully
deflected in direction of spin and proper pro-spin inputs. Upon
application of anti-spin inputs, instructor will verify proper anti-
spin inputs inside the cockpit.
6-34 FLIGHT PROCEDURES