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HAL-made HTT 40 begins spin testing

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited made HTT 40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft) began the most awaited phase of the spin test by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls.Two test pilots undertook the first ever spin entry testing on Friday at around 1.30 pm. The aircraft was piloted by Gp Capt (Retd) KK Venugopal, DGM-Test Pilot (FW) from front cock pit and Gp Capt S Chaki (Retd), Sr. Test Pilot (FW) from rear. The stall testing was already completed and the project galloped its way to spin tests.R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL said the successful start of the spin testing gives a boost to HAL and restores credibility of HAL in successfully designing a spin worthy aircraft.The spin testing is the most crucial and challenging aspect of flight testing of any aircraft development programme. In a statement, HAL said that its Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC) had conducted extensive wind tunnel testing and mathematical model analyses to arrive

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