Richard Hall

Date of Award


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Aviation Management

Faculty Advisor

NewMyer, David A.


Throughout the history of aviation, stall/spin accidents have claimed the lives of brave men and women who dared to attempt flight. Over the years, much debate has occurred over the spin phenomenon, with the FAA and the NTSB taking opposite sides about the necessity or irrationality of training America's aviators in spin recovery. This ATS 350 project will focus on the effectiveness of current legislation concerning private and commercial pilot license applicants. The requirements for said licenses, specifically the nonexistence of mandatory spin training for the applicants, will be examined and evaluated. The resultant outcome will hopefully be a standing argument for or against spin training, which may be used in the future to prompt new Federal legislation.