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If the C-17 were to carry a 160,000pound payload using STOL capability with the weight of the plane and the required fuel, it needed more powerful engines.
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.
We haven't seen any data that supports the notion that a purpose-built nosewheel STOL airplane can't go anywhere a tailwheel airplane can.
The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a Canadian 20-passenger STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada and currently produced by Viking Air.
Following the introduction, they offer chapters discussing lift loss in hover, transition out-of-ground effect, transition-in-ground effect in STOL operation, hot-gas ingestion, ground environment effects, and application of computational fluid dynamics.
However, a last minute directive changed the order for aircraft carriers to ships with a larger conventional design, thereby eliminating the necessity for STOL fighters.
Additionally, the Company is reviewing strategic acquisitions of various developmental aircraft solutions for a "small STOL aircraft" to accommodate "tactical" humanitarian shipments to and from remote off-airport makeshift airstrip staging-hubs, with the capability of lifting and delivering the much needed food, water, and medical supplies directly into the heart of the stricken area directly to disaster victims.
Air Force's Douglas YC-15 Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) of the mid-1970s.