List of STOL aircraft

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A typical purpose-designed light STOL aircraft, the Zenith STOL CH 701

This is a list of aircraft which are classified as having Short Takeoff and Landing, or STOL, characteristics.

The STOL class excludes vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) types, rotorcraft, aerostats and most light aircraft.

List of aircraft[edit]

Type Country Date Role Status Take-off to 50 ft (15 m) Landing from 50 ft (15 m) Notes
AAC Angel US 1984 Utility Production 1,404 ft (428 m) 1,046 ft (319 m) [1]
Antonov An-14 Soviet Union 1958 Transport Production 656 ft (200 m) 985 ft (300 m) [2]
Antonov An-72 Soviet Union 1977 Transport Production 1,312 ft (400 m) 1,148 ft (350 m) [3]
Auster AOP.9 UK 1954 Artillery observer Production 675 ft (206 m) 150 ft (46 m) [4]
Australian Aircraft Kits Hornet STOL Australia 2004 Ultralight Production 656 ft (200 m) 623 ft (190 m) [5][citation needed]
Bounsall Super Prospector US 1990 Homebuilt Production 300 ft (91 m) 250 ft (76 m) [6][citation needed]
Britten-Norman Defender UK 1970 Transport Production 1,050 ft (320 m) 995 ft (303 m) [7]
Britten-Norman Islander UK 1965 Airliner Production 1,100 ft (335 m) 960 ft (293 m) [8]
Conroy Stolifter US 1968 Prototype 450 ft (137 m) 400 ft (122 m) Converted Cessna Skymaster.[9]
De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk 1 Canada 1947 Transport Production 1,015 ft (309 m) 1,000 ft (305 m) [10]
De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk III Canada 1947 Transport Production 920 ft (280 m) 870 ft (265 m) [10]
De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter Canada 1951 Transport Production 1,155 ft (352 m) 880 ft (268 m) [11]
De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou Canada 1959 Transport Production 1,040 ft (317 m) 590 ft (180 m) [12]
De Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo Canada 1965 Utility Production 2,100 ft (640 m) 2,100 ft (640 m) [13]
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Canada 1966 Utility Production 1,200 ft (366 m) 1,050 ft (320 m) [14]
De Havilland Canada Dash 7 Canada 1975 Airliner Production 1,200 ft (366 m) 1,050 ft (320 m) [15]
Dornier Do 27 Germany 1955 Utility Production 558 ft (170 m) 525 ft (160 m) [16]
Dornier Do 28 Germany 1959 Utility Production 1,020 ft (311 m) 1,000 ft (305 m) [14]
Evangel 4500 US 1964 Transport Production 1,125 ft (343 m) 1,140 ft (347 m) [17]
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch Germany 1936 Utility Production 350 ft (107 m) 310 ft (94 m)
Helio Courier H-295 US 1955 Utility Production 610 ft (186 m) 520 ft (158 m) [18] "Helioplane #1" demonstrator first flew 1949[19]
IAI Arava Israel 1972 Transport Production 984 ft (300 m) 902 ft (275 m) [20]
Javelin V6 STOL US 1949 Homebuilt Production 150 ft (46 m) 300 ft (91 m) Piper PA-20 Pacer conversion.[6][citation needed]
Maule M-5 US 1974 Utility Production 550 ft (168 m) 600 ft (183 m) [21][22]
PAC P-750 XSTOL New Zealand 2001 Utility Production 1,196 ft (365 m) 950 ft (290 m) [23]
Peterson 260SE/Wren 460 US 1988 Utility Production 1,000 ft (305 m) 1,000 ft (305 m) Conversion of Cessna 182.[24]
Pilatus PC-6 Porter Switzerland 1959 Utility Production 600 ft (183 m) 550 ft (168 m) [25]
Piper J-3 Cub US 1938 Utility Production 755 ft (230 m) 885 ft (270 m) [26]
PZL-104 Wilga Poland 1962 Utility Production 625 ft (191 m) 780 ft (238 m) [27]
PZL-105M Poland 1989 Utility Prototype 1,109 ft (338 m) 1,070 ft (326 m) [28]
Quest Kodiak US 2005 Transport Production 760 ft (232 m) 915 ft (279 m) [29]
Scottish Aviation Pioneer UK 1947 Transport Production 555 ft (169 m) 660 ft (201 m) [30][31]
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer UK 1955 Transport Production 1,071 ft (326 m) 870 ft (265 m) [32]
ShinMaywa US-2 Japan 2007 Air-Sea Rescue Production 920 ft (280 m) 1,080 ft (329 m) [33]
Short SC.7 Skyvan UK 1963 Transport Production 1,050 ft (320 m) 1,485 ft (453 m) [34]
SIAI-Marchetti FN.333 Riviera Italy 1952 Amphibian Production 1,400 ft (427 m) 1,100 ft (335 m) [35]
SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019 Italy 1969 Utility Production 1,185 ft (361 m) 922 ft (281 m) [36]
Slepcev Storch Serbia 1994 Ultralight Production 126 ft (38 m) 110 ft (34 m) Scale replica of Fieseler Fi 156 Storch.[37]
Spectrum SA-550 US 1983 Transport Production 675 ft (206 m) 675 ft (206 m) Converted Cessna Skymaster.[38]
Sukhoi Su-80 Russian Federation 2001 Transport Production 2,686 ft (819 m) 1,715 ft (523 m) [39]
Westland Lysander I UK 1936 Utility Production 690 ft (210 m) 990 ft (300 m) [40][41]
Zenith STOL CH 701 US 1986 Trainer Production 1,257 ft (383 m) 1,257 ft (383 m) [42][citation needed]
Zenith STOL CH 801 US 2011 Homebuilt Production 400 ft (122 m) 300 ft (91 m) [43][citation needed]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Angel Aircraft Corporation. "Angel Aircraft Corporation" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ Taylor 1976, p.405.
  3. ^ Taylor 1976, p.409.
  4. ^ Bridgeman 1959, p 14.
  5. ^ Australian Aircraft Kits (n.d.). "Hornet STOL Performance Data" (PDF). Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 127. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  7. ^ Taylor 1976, p.175.
  8. ^ Plane & Pilot, p 90.
  9. ^ Flight International (November 1968). "Conroy Flies the Stolifter". Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  10. ^ a b Plane & Pilot, p 36.
  11. ^ Plane & Pilot, p 37.
  12. ^ Pike, John (April 2005). "C-7 / CV-2 Caribou". Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  13. ^ de Havilland Canada: DHC-5A Buffalo STOL Tactical Transport, page 6. de Havilland Canada, May 1971
  14. ^ a b Plane & Pilot, p 97.
  15. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (January 2006). "TYPE CERTIFICATE DATA SHEET NO. A20EA" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  16. ^ Bridgeman 1959, p 154.
  17. ^ Evangel Aircraft Corp. "Evangel 4500". Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  18. ^ Plane & Pilot, p 46.
  19. ^ "Simplicity and Safety, Features of the Helioplane, a Promising American Light Aircraft Prototype". Flight International. United Kingdom: Flightglobal. October 20, 1949. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  20. ^ Taylor 1971, p 112
  21. ^ Plane and Pilot p.50
  22. ^ "Maule M-5 Lunar Rocket". Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  23. ^ Pacific Aerospace. "P750 XSTOL Technical Specifications". Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  24. ^ Plane & Pilot, p 78.
  25. ^ Plane & Pilot, p 39.
  26. ^ Fillingham 1975, p 152.
  27. ^ Plane & Pilot, p 65.
  28. ^ Lambert 1993, p.242.
  29. ^ Quest Aircraft llc. "Quest Aircraft LLC". Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  30. ^ "Prestwick Pioneer" (pdf). Flight. 1956. The take-off run, fully loaded, is ... 180 yd to clear a 50ft obstacle 
  31. ^ Bridgeman 1948, p.90.
  32. ^ "Twin Pioneer in the Air" (pdf). Flight. 25 November 1955. p. 808. 
  33. ^ "Performance of the State-of-the-Art US-2: US-2 Specifications". ShinMaywa. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  34. ^ Taylor 1976, p.196.
  35. ^ Plane & Pilot, p 70.
  36. ^ Taylor 1977, p.118.
  37. ^ "Slepcev Storch specs". Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  38. ^ ""Flying pick-up truck" takes off". Flight International. 12 March 1983. p. 646. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  39. ^ Sukhoi Company (JSC). "Su-80". Archived from the original on 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  40. ^ "The Westland Family" (pdf). Flight. 1955. With full load...clear a 50ft obstacle in 230 yards 
  41. ^ "For Army Co-operation" (pdf). Flight. 9 June 1938. p. 576. approach distance over a 50ft. obstacle to rest 330 yards 
  42. ^ Czech Aircraft Works (January 2003). "ZENAIR CH 701 SP Flight Manual" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  43. ^ Jackson, 2004 p 806

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