Pilot escape from spinning airplanes as determined from free-spinning-tunnel tests

Stanley H. Scher
Oct 1951

Procedure for pilot escape from spinning airplanes has been determined by means of tests in which pilot escape was simulated from 21 airplane models spinning in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel. The results in general indicated that the pilot should bail out of the outboard side. Calculated centripetal accelerations acting on the pilot during a spin are presented.

An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of the entire report: