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incipient spin [1 record]

Record 1 2015-04-09


Subject field(s)
  • Aircraft Maneuvers
  • Operations (Air Forces)
  • Air Forces

spin: An aerial maneuver or performance, either controlled or uncontrolled, in which an airplane makes a vertical descent with its nose pointed sharply or slightly downward, while revolving about the line of descent in any of various attitudes.


incipient: In the beginning stage; commencing; beginning to appear.


  • Manœuvres d'aéronefs
  • Opérations (Forces aériennes)
  • Forces aériennes

L'amorce de la vrille peut être facilement décelée et une prompte intervention peut empêcher une vrille complète.


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