STOL Tips

The following information is written by a knowledgeable and experienced backcountry pilot, and is not a substitute for actual instruction, and therefore should be considered only entertainment and possibly a talking point with your own certified flight instructor.

STOL Tips – Part 1 – The Approach

We believe that Flat wing approaches are best technique to use for short landings. Regardless of weight or plane, this type of approach prevents the airplane from getting behind the power curve. This allows for a greater margin of error in the event that a problem is encountered. This can be mechanical issues, sink, rise, turbulence, and any others not mentioned. While some operators prefer to operate behind the curve, we feel we can get the same results with greater precision, consistency, and safety.

Here is a great article we wrote for BackcountryPilot.org – http://www.backcountrypilot.org/the-approach/attitude-flying

STOL Tips – Part 2 – The Takeoff

Here is a great article we wrote for BackcountryPilot.org – http://www.backcountrypilot.org/the-approach/the-approach-takeoff

STOL Tips – Part 3 – The Landing

Here is a great article we wrote for BackcountryPilot.org – http://www.backcountrypilot.org/the-approach/the-approach-landing

STOL Tips – Part 4 – Going Around

Here is a great article we wrote for BackcountryPilot.org – https://www.backcountrypilot.org/stol-tips/stol-tips-go-arounds-balked-landings

STOL Tips – Tricycle Gear