Accession Number:

AD0257882

Title:

ACHIEVING CONSISTENCY IN MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE STOL LANDINGS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WICHITA STATE UNIV KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Factors influencing the achievement of minimum distance landings over a barrier were investigated to determine what might be done to provide consistency in landing in a computed minimum distance. It was found that the pilot regularly extracted the maximum aerodynamic performance of the airplane, but that limitations accompanying maximum aerodynamic performance prevented consistently short landings. The primary limitation was the inability to flatten or steepen the descent path during the approach to the barrier.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE