the PCL at idle when the aircraft is above 10,000 feet MSL. To accommodate the 10,000-foot
restriction, practice spins will be accomplished in the MOA.
Steady-State Erect Spin Cockpit Indications:
The steady-state erect spin indications include:
18+ units AOA (stalled AOA),
Airspeed 120-135 KIAS, and
Turn needle fully deflected in the direction of spin
The balance ball gives no useful information about spin direction.
In the event of disorientation, the only reliable instrument indicating
spin direction is the turn needle. Figure 5-8
Figure 5-8 Both Depictions Indicate a Spin to the Left
Intentional spins below 10,000 feet MSL are prohibited.
Establish the aircraft in the slow cruise configuration (150 KIAS, power ~33%).
Perform the Pre-Stalling, Spinning, and Aerobatic Checks.
Begin a 45° AOB clearing turn for approximately 180° of heading change (or two 90°
Roll out of the clearing turn and reduce power to idle. Referencing EADI, check wings
level and raise the nose to approximately 20 to 30 degree nose high.
At the stick shaker, begin very slowly feeding in rudder in the desired direction of spin
(same direction as last clearing turn). Increase back stick pressure to hold pitch attitude.