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Old 11-06-2012, 02:19 AM
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Default RE: Flat Spins in a BVM Bandit

In 30 years of flying full size gliders and full-size light planes, and regularly doing spins as part of my aerobatic routine, I have never heard of holding the stick back to recover except where specific aircraft designs required it. The standard recovery is always to start pushing the stick forward until the rotation stops. One exception I have personal experience of is the Robin 200 series in which I have done a lot of spins, the published technique is to hold the stick back and it is so unusual that in the UK the CAA requires a great big placard on the instrument panel warning the pilot about it! If highhorse and baldeagle are correct, why does the CAA think it so unusual that it requires a great big warning notice about it?