This paper is concerned with factors which influenced the design of STOL/Utility aircraft in Canada. These included the early research work, experience with bush aircraft, and the stimulus of the Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition. The acceptance of STOL in remote areas and for low-density traffic on short-haul routes is compared with the many obstacles that exist to acceptance in transportation systems on a national scale. Areas in need of more advanced development in high-lift aerodynamics, drag, and propulsion are described. The paper concludes with observations on the potential of the STOL aircraft to reduce energy demands in transportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

    77 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa 4, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Hiscocks, R D
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00172737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM