Cessna 172 Spin Training

When perfecting your skills as a pilot of a single-engine aircraft with Paragon Flight, Cessna 172 spin training is of the utmost importance. Learning to respond appropriately to all conditions will be a significant portion of your training. Our goal is for you to be a confident, safe, and skilled pilot upon completion of your program.

Cessna 172 Spin TrainingThe Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the absolute standard of single-engine training. Its safety, predictability, and sound structure make this aircraft ideal for use. Our planes feature Glass Cockpit tech based on Garmin1000 advanced avionics to qualify as Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) and facilitate the transfer of skills to future applications. 

A flight training staple, the Cessna Skyhawk is just one of the training aircraft we house in our “stable” at Paragon Flight. Here, we offer the precise aircraft that’s most appropriate for your training needs, along with a world-class Jeppesen curriculum, flight instructors, and even flight-friendly weather!

Importance of Spin Training

Safe operations of an aircraft require that pilots learn how to recognize and recover from spins. A spin can happen at any altitude or speed

Spins occur following a stall and include four distinct phases:

  • Entry – elements required for spin to occur
  • Incipient – transitional period from stall to fully developed spin, may require 2-4 turns
  • Developed – the balance of aerodynamic forces, making recovery procedures necessary
  • Recovery – disruption of equilibrium to stop spin and uninstall, may require ¼ of a turn – several turns

PARE is the fundamental method of recovery from spins.

  • Power-idle
  • Ailerons-Neutral
  • Rudder-Opposite direction of spin
  • Elevator-Full forward/down

This training will be part of your program at Paragon Flight, whether you pursue a FAR Part 61 or 141 guided program. We welcome aspiring pilots from around the country and the world. 

Fort Myers’s weather conditions provide opportunities for practicing takeoff, landing, and spin maneuvers over 350 days of the year. Page Field, our home airport, is the mecca of air travel in Southwest Florida, providing our pilots with room to practice, including access to a tower-controlled runway.

With conditions that speak to the love of the sky that flight instructors have, we receive an abundance of applications from well-qualified and experienced Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs). We can leverage this wealth and supply ideal flight instructors for every one of our pilot candidates. 

The Jeppesen curriculum used by Paragon Flight, created by the Boeing subsidiary from which the curriculum is named, allows pilots to complete training 30% faster than the national average. The curriculum package is complete and includes all the computer-based and hard copies you may need for ground training.

Paragon Flight Training Opportunities

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
  • Commercial Pilot License, Single Engine (CSEL)
  • Commercial Pilot License, Multi-Engine (CMEL)
  • Multi-Engine Rating 
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)
  • Certified Flight Instructor – Multi-Engine (CFMEI)

We provide a program specifically for career-oriented pilot hopefuls called the P3 Professional Pilot Program that allows pilots to progress from having no experience to being commercially licensed with certified flight instructor credentials in 38 short weeks.

Learn to fly a Cessna 172 skillfully – in takeoff, landing, and spin conditions – with thorough training from Paragon Flight. Pursue your flight ambitions with us; learn more by calling (239) 274-3170 or following this link.