The FAA has been actively promoting angle-of-attack (AoA) indication systems as a means of reducing general aviation loss of control (LOC) accidents for several years. An analysis of nearly 2,500 general aviation accidents that occurred from 2001 to 2010, mostly in light aircraft, pointed to LOC as the leading cause of the mishaps, which killed 1,259 people during that period. LOC accidents continue to kill about 175 people in general aviation aircraft every year. An FAA working group ...

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