steady/stabilized spin

steady/stabilized spin
A stage of spinning in which an aircraft descends at a steady rate and also rotates at a constant rate. This state is reached after the aircraft has carried out two to six turns in a normal spin. Recovery from a steady spin is much more difficult and takes much longer, and with greater loss of height, than when the aircraft is in an incipient spin. See spin.

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