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The Most Basic Parameter of Flight Angle of attack By Jim Sparks October 1999 Angle of Attack is the most basic parameter of an aircraft in flight. Depending on configuration of the aircraft, there are specific values of angle of...


As with most systems that have an effect on the flight environment, it is very important to read and understand the manufacturer's procedures prior to system testing or adjustment.

In short, a properly calibrated Angle of Attack indicating system will supply the flight crew with the ability to ensure a safe area above the stall margin, while giving a reference on the best deck angle for economy cruise or high speed conditions.

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