incipient spin

incipient spin

incipient spin
A spin that is not yet stabilized. This condition can last from two to six turns during which the rate of rotation and the rate of descent continuously change. The recovery from an incipient spin is easier than from a stabilized spin.
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The AAIB concluded: "The aircraft stalled and entered an incipient spin, probably following a partial loss of engine power - the cause of which could not be determined.
I had him recover using the standard NATOPS "idle/neutral" recovery during the incipient spin.
It massively increases the message that the back end of the car is moving," says Harty, "to the extent that--if you let go of the steering wheel--the back of the car will very elegantly steer itself out of an incipient spin.