TeachMeFinance.com - explain short takeoff and landing
short takeoff and landing 'short takeoff and landing' is an military term. It means '(DOD,NATO) 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'.
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