Stowell Creates “Teaching Spins” for SAFE & FAASTeam

Forum Aimed at CFIs and DPEs Delivered in December

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently delivered the second of eight planned “Seminar-in-a-Box” (SIB) products for use by the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam). Entitled, Maneuvering at Low Altitude: SPINS, the SIB was created by 2006 National Flight Instructor of the Year Rich Stowell, a noted expert on the subject who has logged nearly 32,000 spins with students. AvWeb contributed a video reconstruction of a common stall/spin accident as well.

FAA AFS-800 has identified stall/spins as a causal factor in two of its top ten fatal accident classifications. According to Stowell, “Improved stall/spin awareness and its associated safety dividend depend on the training provided by instructors, so I was delighted to participate in a project for SAFE and the FAASTeam aimed at CFIs and DPEs.”

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