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The original question states: The speed in landing pattern is not fixed one due to the weight/drag of the aircraft at the moment(loads of bombs and fuel). But if you speed up then you're going to go upwards don't you(if you keep the11 AOA) ? Because any changes in pitch increases the amount of the lifting force. This is a flawed premise. Any time that the ...


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Using AoA as reference gives a simple way to maintain a safe stall margin. If approach speed was used as reference, there would have been multiple speeds to memorize, as the weight is not the same from mission to mission. Remember, wings basically always stall a certain AoA, not certain speed. Specifying a AoA to maintain, the weight of the plane is ...


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Correct that changes to one performance parameter will affect others, but it isn't totally clear what you are asking. If you are in the pattern at 11 deg AOA and level flight you are in equilibrium. 11 deg AOA correlates to a certain airspeed at a given weight. That airspeed will vary depending in weight, and the correct indicated airspeed must be for each ...


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