The reasons for STOL are first briefly examined. The time saving and convenience for the traveller, the reduction in automobile travel, the low noise and low pollution characteristics of STOL aircraft are mentioned. Making reference to Ekistics, the effects of STOLports on a city's development are considered. The future spread of urbanization and STOL's potential for decentralization are discussed. The problems of STOL system implementation are indicated through a matrix of mode characteristics and parties involved. Toronto Island Airport is taken as a case in point to lead to the conclusion that in a STOLport there is something for everyone.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Dunkin, T G
    • TOPLIS, A F
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AIAA 74-1276
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM