Date: 22 Feb 99 03:30:22 From: "P. Wezeman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: The University of Iowa References: 1 2
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On 13 Feb 1999, Navion1217 wrote: > > Another point: as far as I know, the angle of attack indicator > >was usable on the airliner with the plugged static ports. I have > >heard that Navy pilots (they prefer to be called aviators) are > >taught to use angle of attack as the primary reference when landing. > > I don't think the B757 (or any other airliner) gives the pilot direct > indications of the AOA. The sensor is used by the stall warning system, not to > drive a cockpit gauge. Seems pound foolish to have an AOA sensor but just use it for stall warning when with a proper display it can be used for stall avoidance. Do airline pilots have some objection to AOA displays that I'm not aware of? I would think that since so many are ex-military that they would be strong advocates of the devices. Peter Wezeman, anti-social Darwinist "Carpe Cyprinidae"