Template talk:Types of take-off and landing

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template layout[edit]

Can anyone think of a better way to lay this out? -Joseph 20:40, 2004 Sep 8 (UTC)

As the template exists in early November 2014, it might be useful to separate the rocket/spacecraft-related terms of use from the aviation-related terms of use.
Here is what the result looks like in 2014:

Takeoff

Assisted take-off Balanced field takeoff JATO Non-rocket spacelaunch Rejected takeoff Rocket launch Zero-length launch

Takeoff + landing

CATOBAR CTOL STOBAR STOL STOVL V/STOL VTHL/VTOHL VTOL Launch and recovery cycle VTVL VTHL HTHL HTVL

Landing

Belly landing Crosswind landing Deadstick landing Emergency landing Forced landing Hard landing SRVL Short-field landing Splashdown Touch-and-go landing Water landing / Ditching Floating landing platform

However, I don't have a strong opinion on that as of right now, so will just leave the comment here for others to consider. N2e (talk) 12:47, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

JATO/RATO[edit]


Types of...

...
STOBAR

JATO/RATO
ZLL/ZLTO

Since RATO redirects to JATO, maybe the template should be changed, and RATO and JATO put in a single line as "JATO/RATO", like it's done for ZLL/ZLTO? conio.htalk 02:58, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

SRVL[edit]

Should SRVL (Ship-borne Rolling Vertical Landing) be added? Described here: [1]

Is there a link for standard horizontal takeoff and horizontal landing?[edit]

I was surprised not to find a link for standard horizontal takeoff and horizontal landing in the template? Am I overlooking something? Or is the template really just types of non-standard take-off and landing? Cheers. N2e (talk) 15:11, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

This is called CTOL... conventional take-off and landing. 65.93.15.125 (talk) 04:53, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I see what you mean. I've never run into an instance in the aviation literature where the term HTOL is even used. And it is a redlink in Wikipedia today (as of 2011-03-01).
So maybe the HTOL redlink ought to be totally removed from the template Template:Types of take-off and landing. That would be my suggestion unless we can find a verifiable, source for the use of HTOL. N2e (talk) 13:20, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
HTOL is "horizontal" which is not the same as "conventional". STOL is also horizontal, and it is not CTOL, as are CATOBAR, STOBAR, etc. 65.95.15.144 (talk) 21:15, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
I have removed the HTOL link from the template. Rationale: no source found in the aviation literature where HTOL is used to describe this sort of take-off and landing. N2e (talk) 20:54, 11 March 2011 (UTC)