All angle of attack instruments, including the LIFT MONITOR, sense the aircraft's ability to sustain lift regardless of airspeed, pitch angle, G-force acceleration, gross weight, temperature, or barometric pressure. However in addition, the Lift Monitor from Lift Management, LLC is specifically designed as an affordable tool for developing pilot skill and confidence in handling the aircraft you are flying today as opposed to the one you were trained in or recently sold. The intuitive broad spectrum analog display clearly shows lift
currently experienced by the aircraft as well as subtle trends to which you can instantly respond.
Calibrate the Lift Monitor based on your own level of comfort with lift available in slow flight. As you gain familiarity and confidence flying with reference to the Lift Monitor, explore your aircraft's response to lower levels of indicated lift, as with slower approach speeds and steeper bank angles. The wing probe can then be easily adjusted in minutes to reflect a tighter margin of available lift at critical angles of attack appropriate to your increasing
familiarity with the aircraft's performance capabilities.
By monitoring lift, the pilot can develop the ability to land slower with safety, permitting less wear on tires and brakes. Similarly the demands short field and high density altitude take-offs can be monitored to ensure safe operation within the limits of your aircraft. The Lift Monitor greatly enhances safety during your turn to final approach with a tail wind on base leg and
when maneuvering during photo flights as well as in unusual attitudes.
Transition training for a future buyer of your aircraft also becomes far safer with the Lift Monitor. A demonstration flight, including an assessment by the buyer of his comfort level at the current calibration, will indicate whether a five-minute recalibration to a more conservative setting is appropriate in order to provide adequate safety while the buyer's "seat of the pants"
undergoes adjustment. The low cost of the Lift Monitor and simplicity of installation leave little excuse for not availing yourself of the safety and performance afforded by an AOA system. And the Lift Monitor is FAA approved for installation on all GA aircraft, not just experimentals. Working completely
independently of all other aircraft systems, installation requires only a log book entry on the part of your mechanic.
Lift Monitor models are available as either a panel mount or glare shield installation. Adapters are provided for existing 2/14" and 3-18" instrument holes. A "Remove Before Flight" protective cover for the probe is included with each system.
A final note: In considering your AOA options, you may wish to consult the various installation and calibration instructions supplied by each offering to see which best suits your needs.