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VTOL aircraft:see vertical takeoff and landing aircraftvertical takeoff and landing aircraft
(VTOL), craft capable of rising and descending vertically from and to the ground, thus requiring no runway. While a balloon or an airship has obvious VTOL capability, both are very inefficient at moving parallel to the earth's surface.
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VTOL aircraft[′vē‚tȯl ‚er‚kraft]
A heavier-than-air craft that can take off and land vertically. Abbreviation for vertical takeoff and landing.
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