Is there anyone (..kinda rhetorical question ) who can tell what is the actual Angle of Attack sustained by F-16 during High Alpha Pass maneuver made commonly at air shows. I know that the FLCS limits the Viper up to 25┬░ (26┬░?) at all regimes. But how's to the angle of attack in which the aircraft passing by while High Alpha - is it that max designed limit or maybe less?
Host-commentators in most cases screaming "...the High Alpha Pass with MAXIMUM ANGLE of ATTACK".
Yesterday I watched the youtube video of HAF ZEUS demonstartion team during an air show in Radom in 2011 and was asking myself the same question. From the ground it looked like a steady 45 degrees or close to that. Can anyone please explain what is the limit?
Posted: Jan 30, 2012 - 03:48 PM
Joined: Aug 05, 2009 - 08:11 PM
If the high alpha pass is flown on the Cat 1 limiter, then the AOA will be between 25 and 26 degrees. And I think the maneuver is intended to be flown on the limiter.