For most light trainers there is no part of the envelope that allows the pilot to turn back to the runway if the engine dies below ~1000 AGL. The 172 has a best glide of ~65 KIAS and a climbs out around 75 KIAS. There is no energy to zoom, the gear is down and welded, and the prop doesn't fx. Your best bet for survivial if you lose the engine on T/O is to hit the softest thing in front of you.AuxBatOn wrote:Past the PPL, sure. It teaches the student to fly the airplane in its whole envelope and gives him 1 more thing that he can use in case shit hit the fan.
Here's a good example on a succesful one:
As for how to spin a 172, cgzro had it best. When you hear the stall warning go come back fully on the yoke and put in the rudder. It will spin, but it won't stay in past 3-4 rotations.