STOL AND VTOL OPERATIONS IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM

As new STOL and VTOL aircraft designs are being considered for their potential to serve both the intra and intercity market, industry and government must consider the ground and airspace facilities to be provided. FAA efforts include continuing research on en route and terminal navigation and compact steep angle instrument landing systems, development of flight characteristics criteria, and planning for operations near or within metropolitan areas. Various air traffic control studies are being conducted by the agency. Several approach conditions, various glide slope angles, and separation criteria were investigated when advanced STOL and VTOL aircraft were introduced into a terminal area during a simulation study conducted at the FAA's National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC). Flight tests underway with STOL aircraft further examine the relationship between glide slope angle, rate of descent, and approach speed. These investigations are serving to provide FAA with criteria for planning of future ground and airspace facilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Technical Information Service, 750 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • BARRIAGE, J B
    • Douglass, L N
    • Conway, R C
  • Publication Date: 1968-10-21

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 68-1099
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM