Any CFI should be able to explain how a spin develops, how to avoid them and should you enter a spin, how to properly (and safely) execute a recovery. Unfortunately, more often than not the level of training received often entails only a brief discussion regarding spins and a short flight in which two or three spins are conducted. I left my original spin training with an endorsement and enough knowledge and experience (or lack thereof) to safely avoid and recover from a spin. What I didn’t know is how much I really didn’t learn about spins. At my new job I was given the opportunity to become a spin training instructor. As a CFI I knew I was already authorized to give spin training, but I jumped at the chance to extend my spin knowledge. I was introduced to Mike Kloch, who was the primary spin instructor at our flight school used for initial spin endorsement training. My impression of Mike was good. He presented himself as a true professional which spoke volume regarding his flying and teaching experience. Mike proceeded to provide me with a wealth of training material which included reading material and videos on spin dynamics. Much of the training material can be found on his website which I found to be very helpful. After a couple of ground events it was time to fly. After all was said and done I walked away from the training with a sense of accomplishment and my ability to provide spin instruction is now well above what I was given during my initial CFI. Overall I can honestly say the level of training I received from Mike was exceptional! I’m excited to take what I learned from Mike and pay it forward to my students. Hands down great spin training. Thanks Mike!!
-Andrew R., CFI