Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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A Zenair CH 701 STOL light aircraft

The PZL M28 Skytruck is a Polish STOL light cargo and passenger plane, produced by PZL Mielec, as a development of license-built Antonov An-28.

STOL is an acronym for a short takeoff and landing aircraft, which have short runway requirements for takeoff and landing. Many STOL-designed aircraft also feature various arrangements for use on runways with harsh conditions (such as high altitude or ice). STOL aircraft, including those used in scheduled passenger airline operations, have also been operated from STOLport airfields which feature short runways. Many fixed-wing STOL aircraft are bush planes. Of equal importance to short ground run is the ability to clear obstacles, such as hills, on both take off and landing. Normally, a STOL aircraft will have a large wing for its weight.

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