At too steep of an angle

nagomi

Senior Member
Korean
"The 737 Max is different, though. Boeing installed a software program called MCAS. It's meant to help pilots prevent a stall. For example, it would push the nose of the plane down if it senses the plane is flying at too steep of an angle."

I've never seen "too steep of an angle". Maybe "too steep an angle" might work for me. Why do you think the "of" is for?

source: Pilots Split Over FAA Chief's Claims On Boeing 737 Max Training
 
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    Like you I wouldn’t use the « of » here, but this is a common usage, particularly in AE. There is no difference in meaning
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    And, the sensor was for reading "angle of attack" (in relation to the slipstream) and not "angle" (relationship to the ground).

    Therefore, to be technically correct, it should have read: "..it would push the nose of the plane down if it senses the plane is flying at too too great an angle of attack, i.e. in relation to the air around it."
     
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