ACHIEVING CONSISTENCY IN MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE STOL LANDINGS
WICHITA STATE UNIV KS
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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.