Hej där, IF community,
I had an experience a few minutes ago. I was flying from London to Miami. I was a few hours in and everything was normal until I bumped the rudder a little bit. I noticed I had deviated .1 NM from my course. I waited a few minutes for it to correct itself but nothing happened. Fearing it would create a larger problem later on, I attempted to use the rudder again to fix it. The result was disastrous. At first, everything was fine but soon after, I started to shift much more than I had originally hoped and wanted to. I started to enter a bit of a spin. At first the spin was slow and I tried to correct it yet again with my rudder but only made the problem worse. My lateral spin turned into a completely out of control fall out of the sky. I lost all speed and movement controls. I plummeted at about -40,000 fps for about 30 seconds and I was only able to recover because I set my flaps to full and regained control of plane. Obviously, that could have gone better. Is there a better way to escape an uncontrolled spin? Had I been at a lower altitude, I would have crashed. Do you have any tips should a similar situation arise?