What qualifies an aircraft to be a STOL and are all VTOL aircraft also capable of STOL?

Or is that not always the case?

Can there be a VTOL aircraft that does not have STOL capabilities?

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    I would suspect that vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) could and would be even shorter than a short takeoff and landing (stol)! If you land vertically you don't need much runway. Definitions do matter.

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  • 7 years ago

    anything that can land on a spot can also land on a long strip of pavement, whether they actually make use of the full strip is different but a helicopter (VTOL) can land on a large runway. all VTOL aircrafts are STOL but not all STOL are VTOL. almost like how all bourbons are whiskeys but now all whiskeys are bourbons or how all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares.

  • 4 years ago

    VTOL does no longer prefer a runway, merely a arranged apron. And a VTOL may be waiting to sparkling out hindrances that ought to stay away from a known plane from beginning off. upload to this the implied skill to hover, and you purchased the precis of reward.

  • ever seen helicopters with skids, smartie? they don't do rolling takeoffs.

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