short takeoff and landing


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short takeoff and landing

The ability of an aircraft to clear a 50-foot (15 meters) obstacle within 1,500 feet (450 meters) of commencing takeoff or in landing, to stop within 1,500 feet (450 meters) after passing over a 50-foot (15 meters) obstacle. Also called STOL.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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