I am hopefully pursuing CFI later this year and I am aware of the need for a spin endorsement. I am a part owner of a 172M that is not placarded "No Spins." In talking to my fellow club members last night, I came up with a few questions: 1. If I show up with spin training in a 172, will the DPE see that as suspicious? I'd hate to get to my checkride and have something...ANYTHING that raises red flags to the DPE. 2. I know that properly equipped 172's can do crazy stuff (I found that in searching these forums) but is that an acceptable way to get spin training? I know 172's are known for "mushy" spins. 3. What does spin training entail? Just going up and doing some spins? Obviously (hopefully anyway) if I'm pursuing my CFI, I already understand the theory of stall/spin recovery. Are most CFIs ok with issuing a spin endorsement or am I going to have a time finding somebody to do this with me? P.S. I have searched the forums and haven't come up with anything directly related. If I missed it, please point me in the right direction.