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Old September 1st 03, 08:30 PM
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Since the airspeed indicator (pitot tube) is pointed the same as the
wing, then "indicated airspeed" does mean something. For instance, if you
were to put the wing at a 90 degree AOA to the relative wind, then the
airspeed would also read nothing or almost nothing correct?

So I agree that airspeed doesn't matter, but indicated airspeed does.


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Airspeed alone means nothing with regard to when or whether the
airplane will stall. We need to think in terms of airspeed AND G-load
-- these are the two parameters that will give us a clue as to our
margin to the stall, or whether or not we are moving closer to, or
farther from, critical angle of attack