I'd like to get some peoples opinion on whether or not spins should be put back onto the PTS for the PPL. I personally believe that it should. There is a big difference between reading about and being told how to recover from a spin and actually going out there and doing it. I can speak from experience the first few times I did spins even though I knew all the proper control inputs I still almost stalled the airplane into a 2nd spin after recovery. It is just like anything else you need to practice it so that when it happens you know how to recover from it in a timely and correct manner. I mean would you feel safe if instead of showing students how to recover from stalls we just told them how and hoped they never encountered it in real life? I'm interested to see what other people think on this and I'm curious how many of you have any spin training yourself.