Can any CFI teach spins?

Can any CFI teach spins?

Chip can currently give the spin training endorsement and even the practical test endorsement for someone who already holds a CFI ticket with, say, a rotorcraft rating, who is merely adding the airplane rating.

Does a spin endorsement expire?

The spin endorsement never expires.

Can you spin a Cessna 152?

The C152 is approved for spinning. The POH contains a couple of pages on the characteristics, technique etc., as well as some indicative figures on the expected height loss (1,000ft for 1 turn and recovery, which pretty much matches my experience, and 2,000ft for a six turn spin, which sounds optimistic).

What can a CFI endorse?

A CFI’s pen carries the ability to authorize student pilots to exercise their solo privileges for the first time and operate as pilot in command. Beyond solo flight, CFIs endorse pilots for a variety of reasons, including practical tests, additional privileges, and recurrent training.

Is a 172 certified for spins?

The Cessna 172 is used a lot for training and is approved for spins when operated in the Utility Category. That is pretty well handled by just flying with the front seats occupied and with nothing in the baggage compartment. Before spinning, a 172 pilot should do a weight and balance calculation just to make sure.

What is the acronym for spin recovery?

PARE is an acronym developed by flight instructor Rich Stowell to help pilots remember the sequence of control inputs necessary for a spin recovery: Power (close the throttle), Ailerons (neutralize), Rudder (full deflection in direction opposite the spin), Elevator (first, stick forward to un-stall the wing).

What is a spin endorsement?

Putting a Spin on Safety Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) / CFI Spin Endorsement training offers pilots the skills required to recognize, prevent, and recover from an unexpected airplane upset as needed. Further improve one’s piloting skills and situational awareness.

How long is a spin endorsement?

This course has been used for several years with excellent results. On average this course takes 4 hours of ground and 3 hours of flight time to complete.

What can I do with a solo endorsement?

You can group endorsements into three sections: Basic solo privileges needed for any solo flight. Cross-country flights and flights to other airports. Weird Stuff: flights into Class B airspace and night operations.

What limitations apply to your solo privileges?


  • at night (without the proper training and endorsement)
  • while carrying passengers.
  • more than 25 nautical miles from the home airport (without a proper endorsement)
  • carry property for compensation or hire.
  • when the flight visibility is less than 3 statute miles.
  • without visual reference to the ground.