A pilot friend who flies a Jodel in his spare time showed me this footage of a Tipsy Nipper light aircraft performing a spin that went wrong.
The pilot of the Tipsy Nipper, known as Youtube user goncstube, planned to perform a normal erect spin to the right, “but”, he says: “for various unintentional reasons the spin went flat, up until that point I had never flat spun an aircraft.
“I eventualy mananged to get the aircraft into a normal erect spin from which I was able to recover.”
“After coming to rest inverted I waited 20mins for the rescue services to come and right the aircraft so I was able to exit via the outward opening canopy.
“The aircraft rotated 26 times total, I was extremely dissorientated after the recovery to straight and level flight, and was unable to read the instruments.”
It seems to be a pretty dangerous stunt and he’s lucky to get out alive.
Do you have a similar experience to share?
How easy is it for a spin to go wrong?