ATC Concepts for V/STOL Vehicles. Part 1. Downtown STOLport. Part 2. CSTOL/STOL Airport.
Final rept. Mar 71-Aug 72,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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Two dynamic simulations were conducted, using saturated Short Takeoff and Landing STOL aircraft traffic sample inputs, to study the effects of various aspects of STOL aircraft operations within the Air Traffic Control System. One investigated the effects of STOL aircraft operating at a downtown STOLport within the New York terminal area complex the other investigated the effect of STOL aircraft operating on various configurations of STOL runways at a high-density, multi-runway, conventional takeoff and landing CTOL airport. It was concluded that STOL operations can be accommodated at a downtown STOLport however, where airspace is limited, intricate profiles requiring a high degree of aircraft performance may be required. The performance of these profiles should be an onboard responsibility using highly accurate area navigation equipments with the ATC facility serving as a monitor. Author Modified Abstract
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Air Navigation and Guidance