Spin in a cessna 172

July 26, 2011

Me and a flight instructor spinning an aircraft straight towards the ground 2 hours out of montreal


25 Responses to “Spin in a cessna 172”

  1. moffmyster8915 on July 26th, 2011 7:53 pm

    @aadityaslg I’m going through my Commercial phase right now and a required part of the Transport Canada flight test is a spin recovery, I go to a flight school that is very well recognized by TC, and I’m doing my spins in a C172S sooooo not sure where you got your info from

  2. hoppy123456798 on July 26th, 2011 8:30 pm

    @mapunit STUPID! Pilots and CFI’s definitely have to and want to practice these STUPID flight maneuvers. I happen to be one of those STUPID reckless pilots, so if you’ll excuse my STUPID attitude towards STUPID people who decide to write a STUPID comment like this. Go do some STUPID research and get your STUPID facts straight. STUPID!

  3. MrTuks679 on July 26th, 2011 9:19 pm

    @martay2 what about a 747….fully loaded???

  4. lunchbag08 on July 26th, 2011 10:12 pm

    I love people that think that know somethings about airplanes and make a comment such as “STUPID ! That is how reckless people get? killed”. Spins are a mandatory part of CFI training and many people do them in their PPL training. The only thing that would be stupid is doing spins in a plane that is not certified. Most 172’s are and im sure this one was too.

  5. purpleravenstar on July 26th, 2011 10:26 pm

    Do a barrel roll…?

  6. iflyc77 on July 26th, 2011 10:28 pm

    You CAN spin 172s legally… in Utility Category. Which this airplane was not in because the camera guy was in the backseat.

  7. murilovsilva on July 26th, 2011 10:37 pm

    Nice video, very cool maneuver.

    What pisses me off is all the ranting here in the comments, by people who think they are aces, and can’t help but yell “omgz ur so stupid u so ded”. For fuck’s sake guys! Is it so goddamn hard to watch the video and post a normal comment like “good video, I like it” or “I didn’t like it”, instead of your annoying trolling? Geez.

  8. theKoreanDonut on July 26th, 2011 10:58 pm

    How did it feel? I’m in the middle of getting my cert right now. Was it zero g?

  9. skat0r on July 26th, 2011 11:39 pm

    some 172 are hard to stall, so you need to put a liltle power, but he was already stalled when he putted it …..so……ya hes asking for it

  10. Christian87N on July 26th, 2011 11:56 pm

    did you ACTUALLY keep power IN during the spin?! You’re just asking for a flat spin!

  11. kc135delta on July 27th, 2011 12:16 am

    The 172 is certified for spins if it is in the utility category. Two light guys, low fuel and backseats empty will put you in that category. Just look on the weight and balance chart, it’s clearly outlined.

  12. mpgposting on July 27th, 2011 12:47 am

    Canadian plane. Canadian PPL requires training for spins but it’s not on the test, your instructor signs you off on it.
    US (FAA) no longer requires spins and most US pilots will never see one until later training or by accident.
    (I have both licenses so I know this for a fact)

  13. aolambros on July 27th, 2011 1:08 am

    it’s part of the training you dumbfuck

  14. go1die236 on July 27th, 2011 1:32 am

    @mapunit you dumbass you have to train for this god forbid it should happen during speed loss or engine failure.

  15. BOEINGFRENZY on July 27th, 2011 2:25 am

    Are you IFR training?

  16. RainbowManification on July 27th, 2011 3:04 am

    @aadityaslg you can do spins in 172 in the US, it’s not required for private pilot but I think it is for IFR or commercial.

  17. iflyc77 on July 27th, 2011 3:08 am

    way to take a person in the backseat moron

  18. denhou1974 on July 27th, 2011 4:07 am

    @buddym29 The FAA doesn’t require spin training for the PP certification. Only spin awareness training.

  19. denhou1974 on July 27th, 2011 4:28 am

    @martay2 Wrong. Spin prohibition is dependent on the aircraft manufacturer, not the government.

  20. Muzztein on July 27th, 2011 5:00 am

    you dont know what you are talkin’ about. dickweed

  21. buddym29 on July 27th, 2011 5:03 am

    actually its part of training. to learn how to correct them.

  22. YZBrad on July 27th, 2011 5:41 am

    I cant speak for all 172’s, but the 172SP can if its in the utility category.

  23. spareparts8 on July 27th, 2011 6:26 am

    aadityaslg…. all canadian registerd aircraft must be capeable of completing a safe recovery from a spin… it is a part of the pilot basic training and all pilots must perform a spin and recovery safely… a c 172 is fully capeable of spinning and recovery…

  24. jessel234 on July 27th, 2011 7:09 am

    you can pratice spins in a 172 many 172s are used for arobatics

  25. C182TC on July 27th, 2011 7:52 am

    Actually, many 172s are certified for intentional spins. Few are not. The 172 Cutlass RG is not. I did my CFI spin training in a 172. Just needs to be in the utility category and rear seats empty.

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