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STOL

[′stōl or ¦es¦tē¦ō′el]
(aerospace engineering)

STOL (short takeoff and landing)

The ability of an aircraft to take off and clear a 50-ft (15 m) obstruction in a distance of 1500 ft (450 m) from the beginning of the takeoff run. The aircraft must also be able to stop within a distance of 1500 ft after crossing over a 50-ft obstacle on landing.
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The relationship between STOL on the one hand, and PART and CTOTA on the other, was further tested in the presence of control variables through regression analysis.
Although the STOL airstrip was constructed without water, achieving the required C-130 and C-17 soil strength and surface functionality required several thousand gallons of construction water per day.
Dupont, President-CEO of Utilicraft Aerospace, stated that, "The Company will flight-test a mix of STOL aircraft to put together an optimum performance data base targeted to STOL/Utility humanitarian operations.
The YC-15 used large double-slotted flaps that extended over 75 percent of the wingspan to enhance STOL capabilities.
The best way to illustrate what makes an aircraft a STOL aircraft is to compare the rolling take-off runs of two planes that perform totally different tasks but that have more or less the same maximum take-off weight.
The Hercules has outlived several planned successor designs, most notably the Advanced Medium STOL Transport contestants.
By DOMINIQUE CHARPIN; DIETZ OTTO EDZAKIX and MARTEN STOL.
This prototype, currently undergoing flight trials, has genuine STOL capabilities and is powered by four Allison T56-A-101 engines fitted with special propellers and developing 4 340 kW.
STOL, however, is a completely different story, and he covers this aspect of the Harrier very well indeed.
TransWorld has under contract more than 1,000 private executive aircraft including both turbo-prop and multi- prop, multi-engine planes, float planes, bush planes with tundra tires and STOL aircraft with rear ramps.
TransWorld has under contract more than 1,000 private executive aircraft including both turbo-prop and multi-prop, multi- engine planes, float planes, bush planes with tundra tires, and STOL aircraft with rear ramps.
Her statement "Nor was the C-130 highly regarded as a STOL capable aircraft" doesn't bear close inspection.