HAL built HTT 40 begins Spin Testing

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) built HTT 40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft) on Friday began the most awaited phase of the `spin test’ by successfully entering into a two-turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls.

The aircraft was piloted by Gp Captain (Retd) KK Venugopal, and Gp Captain S Chaki (Retd), HAL said in a statement.

The Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC) of HAL had conducted extensive wind tunnel testing and mathematical model analyses to arrive at the spin characteristics of the aircraft.

The entire study is put to test during those first few moments of spin testing:

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