December 26, 2013 12:55 pm

STOL Tips: Attitude flying

This first installment of STOL Tips -- a series on operating aircraft in as short a distance for takeoff and landing as possible-- will cover final approach, and show how proper use of attitude flying can produce a stable landing with very little excess energy that could otherwise extend landing and rollout distance.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

STOL Tips: Landing

The third installment of STOL Tips -- a series on operating aircraft in as short a distance for takeoff and landing as possible -- covers landing technique. "Greasing it on" is often a luxury of long runways, but when short with no go-around is the objective, minimum speed and maximum control is in order.

December 29, 2014 12:00 am

STOL Tips: Going around

In the 4th installment of STOL Tips-- a series on operating aircraft in as short a distance for takeoff and landing as possible-- we're talking about go-arounds and balked landings, a useful technique for safely aborting a landing or evaluating a landing zone, but also an action that can often increase the workload on the pilot.

In the 5th installment of STOL Tips-- a series on operating aircraft in as short a distance for takeoff and landing as possible-- we're going to look at the special considerations for operating tricycle-gear aircraft in the off-airport environment.