An Introduction to AOA Indicator Systems

Expert Presentations

iMost pilots were exposed to the concept of angle of attack (AOA) in ground school but have never been instructed in how to utilize AoA indicator systems.  Modern technology has brought these devices into more cockpits and it’s time to find out just how simple AOA flying is.  Unlike flying by airspeed, you don’t have to think about your bank angle or “G” loading to figure out how close you are to the stall.  Attend any or all of these expert briefings and learn how you can extract maximum performance out of your wing even when the chips are down.  Register today.


Wednesday, July 24th 13:00 - 17:00 Central

Pilot Proficiency at EAA AirVenture 2024


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Expert AOA Indicator System Presentations


Maneuvering and Control

Mike "Vac" Vaccaro leads a briefing that explains how AOA is fundamental when maneuvering an airplane.  It will explain what AOA is, how to “fly the wing” during all phases of flight and maneuvering using AOA, and how AOA and power control are integrally related.

13:00 - 13:45

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Surviving the Nightmare

Jeff "Jefe" Brown and Mike "Vac" Vaccaro detail the decision making and skills required to survive this calamity with emphasis on proper use of angle of attack systems to fly the plane safely, and how the mobile application TLAR can help reduce risk to pilots.

14:00 - 14:45

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Reducing Risk with AoA

Corey Stevens and Paul Dye discuss the development of Angle of Attack indicators.  some have worked remarkably well;  others have had limitations.  Come and see how the current evolution of AoA technology is reducing risk in general aviation flying.

15:00 - 15:45

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Flight Simulation Workshops

Corey Stevens is an experienced Operations Research Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and aerospace industry. Skilled in Accident Investigation, Aviation Safety, Aeronautics, Emerging Risk Identification and Mitigation, General Aviation, and Crew Resource Management. Strong group and team leadership professional with a Master of Science (M.S.) focused in Space Studies from The University of North Dakota and an another (M.S.) focused in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri.

Paul Dye retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the Space Shuttle. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6,000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, FAA DAR, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor; he was formerly a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.