Angle of Attack (AOA) videos

Angle Of Attack (AOA) Indicators (c) Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, U.S. Dept. of Trans

Angle Of Attack (AOA) Indicators (c) Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, FAA - Credit: Archant

The Star letter in our August issue was awarded to Robert Jago for an interesting discussion of stalls, airspeed indicators and angle of attack (AOA) indicators. Here is a selection of videos that examine this vital topic

This is a comprehensive presentation by the FAA on AOA systems

This, instead, is Paul Bertorelli of AVweb showing an electronic AOA indicator

Robert Jago, the letter’s author himself, also has an interesting video showing the limitations of the ASI in terms of stall prevention

And finally, this is one of the most high-profile accidents caused by stall mismanagement, the crash of Air France 447

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