Angle of Attack Awareness

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FAA news release on streamlining the AOA installation process for small aircraft:


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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee
Outreach Guidance Document


This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC).  It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts.  Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.


Outreach Month:  June 2021


Topic:  Angle of Attack



The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee feel to reduce the risk of inadvertent stall/departure resulting in loss-of-control (LOC) accidents, the GA community should install and use AOA-based systems for better awareness of stall margin


Teaching Points:

  • Studies suggest that a significant number of General Aviation accidents could have been prevented had the airman been trained how to identify stalls through both hands on visuals and AOA technology.
  • Pilots with a wide range of experience are better able to cope with new flight situations
    • Acquiring experience in a wide range of environments improves overall pilot performance
  • Pilots who want to be more proficient should seek instruction from CFIs who are proficient in stall recognition and the look and feel associated with it.
  • New technology such as an Angle of Attack Indicator or AOA require more than just an installation. Stall awareness starts with knowing how the aircraft feels and should look before adding a possible distraction or piece of additional equipment. 



  • Angle of Attack Awareness Power Point
  • Angle of Attack Awareness Video