T-34C OUT-OF-CONTROL FLIGHT
indications are that a Steady-State Spin has developed, the appropriate anti-spin control inputs
must be made to ensure recovery from the spin.
Recovery OCF will be accomplished in the following manner:
Controls - Positively neutralize.
Power Control Lever (PCL) - Idle.
Altitude - Check.
If recovery OCF cannot be accomplished by 5000 feet AGL,
AOA, airspeed, and turn needle - Check.
Gear/flaps - Up.
Rudder - Full OPPOSITE turn needle.
Stick - FORWARD OF NEUTRAL (erect spin) - NEUTRAL (inverted spin).
Application of power when not actually in a Steady-State Spin will
result in a rapid increase in rate of descent and airspeed.
Controls - Neutralize when rotation stops when aircraft regains controlled flight.
Recover from unusual attitude.
Lower power settings reduce torque effect, restrict onset of rapid
airspeed buildup, and enhance controllability. However,
departures from controlled flight in close proximity to the ground
may require rapid power addition upon OCF recovery.
There are no dark and hidden implications in the above procedures. Quite the opposite; in spite
of their apparent complexity, the steps are simple, but must be fully understood to be so.
Positively neutralize the controls.
UNUSUAL ATTITUDES AND OUT-OF-CONTROL FLIGHT 2-5