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STOL is an acronym for Short Take-Off and Landing, used in the aircraft industry to describe airplanes with excellent short-field performance. Famous STOL aircraft include the Fieslier Fi 156, de Haviland Beaver, PZL Wilga and Westland Lysander. A STOLPORT is an airport designed with STOL operations in mind, normally having a short single runway. The vertiport could gain support in the emerging era of tilt-rotors, but it may find the low environmental "footprint" traditionally achieved by STOLPORTs hard to match.

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