Vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL)
McKay, Keith Consultant, Freckleton, Preston, United Kingdom.
Last reviewed:January 2021
- Aircraft categories
- Early development and uses
- Developments of the late 1950s and 1960s
- Developments of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s
- Current developments
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The capability of a heavier-than-air craft to operate from substantially more confined areas than those normally required for an aircraft of the same weight and size. The capability implies operation from short airstrips, possibly semiprepared, or from a small landing pad where vertical takeoff and landing are essential.
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