Hat tip to Scott Spangler of the JetWhine blog for mentioning this cool aviation marketing video about the Icon Aircraft A5 that’s also a good primer on spins. The reason the video grabbed Scott’s attention and also should grab yours as well is that it gives a concise demonstration about what makes an aircraft stall without viewers needing a degree in aeronautical engineering to understand what they are talking about. Specifically, the video includes the side-by-side results of stalling an A5 verses a Cessna 150 as well as comparing the A5’s stall descent rate with a skydiver under canopy.
Of course, the video is intended to help market the Icon Aircraft A5 as a light-sport aircraft alternative to Cessna and other general aviation aircraft used as training aircraft. By turning it educational about stalls without overwhelming users with technical jargon, the video is also a very clever piece of aviation marketing.