PORTS FOR STOL-SOME OBSERVATIONS

A consideration of aircraft operating costs and the costs of providing metropolitan terminals shows that terminal costs are a minor part of the total system cost, with the result that the difference between VTOL and STOL indirect costs is negligible. Therefore, STOL aircraft are generally preferred over VTOL for these operations because of lower direct operating costs. STOL operating regulations and safety aspects become a critical development to be achieved before extensive STOL port operations become widespread. Procedures for determining the take-off and landing field lengths required for the operation of small (under 12,500 ln) commercial transport aircraft into STOL ports are examined. STOL aircraft are shown to possess low speed handling qualities that significantly ease the task of landing in IFR conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SAE

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  • Authors:
    • Hiscocks, R D
    • Taborek, R J
  • Publication Date: 1968-4-29

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 680274
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM