Pilot Topics

Myth #7

Lesson 7

Myth: The longer an airplane stays in a spin, the more airspeed it gains and the faster it rotates.

Reality: The spin is a high Drag maneuver. Consequently, airspeed will not continue to increase, but will generally stabilize at a relatively low and constant value. And once the spin develops (usually two to four turns), rate of rotation will stabilize as well.

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