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Angle of attack
The angle of attack is the angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the direction in which the aircraft is moving (relative wind).

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The is defined as the angle between the plane of the wing (airfoil
chord) and the direction of motion (free stream velocity).

Angle Of Attack
Technology / Aviation / Angle Of Attack: The acute angle at which a moving airfoil meets the airstream.
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is a very important and useful concept. Most of the airplane's critical performance numbers are more closely related to than to anything else. Let's explore what this means.

Angle of Attack, (AOA)
Definition: The angle of attack is the angle between the chord of the airfoil (determined by wing form) and the incoming relative wind.

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The Effect of Roll on the Angle of Attack
It is a widely accepted that the angle of attack increases when a wing drops while the angle of attack decreases when a wing rises, but this is rarely explained.

The angle at which a wing meets the relative wind.
ATIS (Automated Terminal Information Service) A continuous broadcast of airport information, commonly found at tower-controlled airports.

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. The acute angle formed between the chord line of an airfoil and the direction of the air striking the airfoil.
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Angle of Attack The amount of pitch at which an airfoil is flying. By adjusting the angle of attack, the efficiency of the wing/blade is effected. More precisely, the angle between the chord of an airfoil and the wind.

- (AOA) The acute angle at which a moving airfoil meets the airstream.
ANGLE OF INCIDENCE - (AOI) The angle at which an airfoil is normally fixed in relation to the longitudinal axis of an aircraft.

Angle of Attack
The angle at which a wing strikes the air stream.
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The difference between pitch and the air-referenced flight path angle; the angle between the aircraft center line and the airspeed vector in the vertical plane, positive when the nose is up; Symbols: alpha; Typical Units: rad, ...

AOA (Angle Of Attack)
The angle between the chord line of the wing of an aircraft and the relative wind ...

Fig 14 versus speed for straight and level flight and for a 2-g turn.
Wing vortices
One might ask what the downwash from a wing looks like.

Angle of Attack Angle between the chord line of an aerofoil and the relative airstream
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Angle of attack vane position potentiometer.
(b)
Angle of side slip vane position potentiometer.

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ANGLE OF ATTACK - Angle at which the air-stream meets an aerofoil surface.

ANGLE OF INCIDENCE - Angle at which an airfoil surface is normally set in relation to the fore and aft axis of the airframe structure.

The angle that the wing penetrates the air. As the increases so does lift, up to a point (and drag).

The angle of attack of the tail rotor is controlled by the pilot's anti-torque pedals (they're not "rudder pedals" in a helicopter). The pedals are typically connected to the pitch change mechanism by either push pull tubes, or by cables.

When is increased:
upper surface lift increases relative to the lower surface force. Since the two vectors are not located at the same point along the chord line, a twisting force is exerted about the center of pressure.

AoA Angle of attack (see 'attack' below).
AOOT Aktsionernoye Obshchestvo Oktrytogo Tipa (Russian company constitution).

When the is less than the stalling angle, any increase in causes an increase in lift coefficient that causes the wing to rise.

So, what angle of attack do we hold and how do we measure it? The answers are, we don’t know what angle of attack is needed and we have no accurate way of measuring it.

On the Trim panel you can select to have the program compute the trimmed or your can input your own flight by using the drop menu at the upper right.

Because the angle of attack is relatively high, the airspeed is relatively slow, and the power setting is high, the airplane will have a tendency to roll and yaw to the left due to turning tendencies created by the rotating propeller.

During this training, the flight instructor should emphasize that the direct cause of every stall is an excessive .

They observed an interesting maneuver employed by a pigeon which seemed to secure its lateral balance in exactly the way they wanted; this bird was seen to give its two wings each a different angle of attack -~ whereat one wing would lift more ...

Leading edge slats prevent the stall up to approximately 30 degrees incidence () by picking up a lot of air from below, where the slot is large (Figure 3), ...

To achieve this high angle of attack, the fuselage geometry must allow ground clearance at take off and on landing (see figure 2).

The elevators control the of the wings. When back pressure is applied on the control wheel, the tail lowers and the nose raises, increasing the .

The elevator! Controller of so many things: angle of attack, airspeed, G-load, stalling, turning and whether or not we end up breaking the airplane, too. So fundamental, yet so often omitted during normal flight training.

Stall
Results when a wing exceeds its (angle between airfoil and relative flow of wind), the airflow is disrupted, and the wing no longer produces lift, with sudden drop and possible loss of control.

That oscillation is called a phugoid. Angle of attack stays near-constant, but pitch varies because the airspeed and altitude are constantly interchanging until balance is regained.

Greek symbol used to represent
Beta (β)
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Small, aerodynamic surfaces on the leading edge of the wings of fixed aircraft which, when deployed, allow the wing to operate at a higher angle of attack.

Occurs when lift-producing airflow over the wings is disrupted or lost because angle of wings to airflow () is too high. Most commonly occurs when a pilot doesn't maintain sufficient airspeed in a climb or turn.