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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 plane was to fly a 400 NM radius mission, carry 27,000 pounds, and land on short runways using short landing and take-off (STOL) technology.
Stol has collected references to fever and fevers and made a then-pioneering attempt to identify the better-attested fevers.
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For me, it is important that the people who work in the factory are talented and have energy and desire to work."Anwar continued: "In the factory, we will build STOL planes, with a little bit change in designs.
Ladislav Ballek: "Ako na nebi" (As in Heaven) from Zlaty stol (The Golden Table) [c] 2000 by Ladislav Ballek.
Bristol City v WBA BRI STOL City's Nicky Maynard is out to make West Brom pay for three months of frustration tomorrow.
If the Air Force developed a short takeoff and landing (STOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), such as an unmanned version of the Pilatus Porter, it could get supplies to most of the smaller forward bases.
Jacarepagu has a single 900m (2,952ft) long runway, sufficient for the short takeoff landing performance (STOL) of the Let 410 19 seater turboprop, and is located in the western outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
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This wide speed range implied the use of jet lift for stol, as explored with the Boeing YC-14 (using upper surface blowing) and McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (with externally blown flaps) in the US Air Force's Advanced Medium Stol Transport (Amst) programme of the mid-1970s.
"The need is apparent for an even more capable aircraft featuring the advantages of universally available Jet-A fuel, turbine power, state of the art avionics, short takeoff and landing (STOL) performance, rugged construction, floatplane optimization and field maintainability--to name a few," Kennedy says.
In 1640, for example, a high-ranking Moscow servitor, a stol'nik, laid suit before the tsar, saying that two gentrymen of Voronezh had admitted killing two of his peasants--a father and a son--and were being held in prison awaiting a sentence.