attitude results in illumination of the red "fast" chevron, indicating less than optimum
AOA and excessive airspeed. In this case, the correct response is to raise the nose.
Again, all nose attitude adjustments must be coordinated with power to control
altitude/rate of descent.
Rate of descent should be constant. Vary the angle of bank and power as necessary to
arrive at the proper 90º position (20 units AOA, 450 feet AGL, perpendicular to the
runway). Maintain 20 units AOA through the rest of the turn to final. When you are
established on final with 1200-1500 feet of straightaway, maintain 20 units AOA
until just prior to the intended point of landing. Transition to a normal flared
touchdown at the intended point of landing.
The intent of this training is to do an AOA approach to a normal flared
landing, not an AOA approach to an AOA landing!
Excessive nose attitude corrections. Scanning the indexer will indicate if you are not
at optimum AOA. A glance at the gauge will show how far from optimum. Correct
only as much as necessary.
Failure to coordinate power and attitude changes. Keep in mind that power affects
AOA attitude. Remember to control AOA with attitude and rate of descent with
Using the same angle of bank as utilized in the higher airspeed full-flap landings.
ANGLE OF ATTACK APPROACHES