Re: External inspection

Date:         13 Feb 99 02:26:12 
From: (AV8RMike)
Organization: AOL
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>From: "P. Wezeman"
>Another point: as far as I know, the angle of attack indicator
>was usable on the airliner with the plugged static ports.

The AOA vane is used for input for stall warning, but there is no direct
AOA indicator on most transport jets.  I understand that American wanted
to add AOA indicators to it's aircraft after the Cali accident.  It may
have helped in this accident too.