Fly Safe Focus: Angle of Attack Awareness

Fly Safe Focus: Angle of Attack AwarenessWASHINGTON–This month’s Fly Safe campaign topic looks at the importance of aircraft angle of attack awareness.


The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee’s (GAJSC) loss of control workgroup believes that a lack of awareness, with respect to angle of attack (AOA), has resulted in the loss of aircraft control and contributed to fatal GA accidents. The GAJSC also maintains that increasing a pilot’s awareness of the aerodynamic effects of AOA and available technology will reduce the likelihood of inadvertent loss of control.

Read more on this important topic on the FAA blog, Cleared for Takeoff.

The FAA launched the #FlySafe national safety campaign in partnership with general aviation groups to help educate general aviation pilots and mechanics about safety topics. Topics are shared monthly with a goal of incorporating safety into every flight.

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