VII Slow Flight and Stalls
D. Spin Awareness
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; AC-61-67; POH/AFM
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with spins, flight situations where unintentional spins may occur and procedures for recovery from unintentional spins;
Applicant demonstrates understanding of:
K1 Aerodynamics associated with spins in various airplane configurations, to include the relationship between angle of attack, airspeed, load factor, power setting, airplane weight and center of gravity, airplane attitude and yaw effects  
K2 What causes a spin and how to identify the entry, incipient, and developed phases of a spin  
K3 Spin recovery procedure  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Factors and situations that could lead to inadvertent spin and loss of control  
R2 Range and limitations of stall warning indicators (e.g., airplane buffet, stall horn, etc.)  
R3 Improper spin recovery procedure  
R4 Effect of environmental elements on airplane performance related to spins (e.g., turbulence, microbursts and high density altitude)  
R5 Collision hazards to includ aircraft, terrain, obstacles and wires.  
R6 Distractions,or improper task management, loss of situational awareness, or disorientation  
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