vertical takeoff and landing

vertical takeoff and landing
The capability of an aircraft to take off and land vertically and to transfer to or from forward motion at heights required to clear surrounding obstacles.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • vertical takeoff and landing aircraft transport area — Area to the seaward and on the flanks of the outer transport and landing ship areas, but preferably inside the area screen, for launching and/or recovering vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Also called VTOL aircraft transport area. See also… …   Military dictionary

  • vertical takeoff and landing aircraft — Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters capable of taking off or landing vertically. Also called VTOL aircraft. See also vertical landing zone; vertical takeoff and landing aircraft transport area …   Military dictionary

  • Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing — Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing (V/STOL) is a term used to describe aircraft that are able to take off or land vertically or on short runways. Most were experiments or outright failures from the 1950s to 1970s. Vertical takeoff and landing… …   Wikipedia

  • vertical/short takeoff and landing aircraft — Aircraft capable of executing a vertical takeoff and landing, a short takeoff and landing, or any combination of these modes of operation …   Aviation dictionary

  • vertical and/or short takeoff and landing — capability for aircraft …   Military dictionary

  • short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft — Fixed wing aircraft capable of clearing a 15 meter (50 foot) obstacle within 450 meters (1,500 feet) of commencing takeoff run, and capable of landing vertically. Also called STOVL. See also short takeoff and landing …   Military dictionary

  • Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing — STOVL, takeoff and landing that requires a very short runway area (by some specific combat airplanes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vertical landing zone — A specified ground area for landing vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to embark or disembark troops and/or cargo. A landing zone may contain one or more landing sites. Also called VLZ. See also landing zone; vertical takeoff and landing… …   Military dictionary

  • landing point — A point within a landing site where one helicopter or vertical takeoff and landing aircraft can land. See also airfield …   Military dictionary

  • Vertical draft — For the band, see Air Pocket (band) An updraft or downdraft is the vertical movement of air as a weather related phenomenon. One of two forces causes the air to move. Localized regions of warm or cool air will exhibit vertical movement. A mass of …   Wikipedia

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