The Art of Operating an Aircraft

 I Captain Stein Arne Fossum together with colleagues from Widerøe Airline of Norway was on a STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) mission in Nepal for ICAO in the mid eighties. We where operating the UN Twin Otter on all the famous STOL ports in Nepal.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

«Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.»

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ACT is one of the 3 letter abbreviations worth remembering. It has 2 important meanings for pilots: ACT: Altitude – Configuration – Thrust

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STOL Operations General 4

The challenges with ultra short high altitude runways in Nepal was of course a challenge which demanded airmanship at a high level. First and foremost

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STOL Operations General 3

As mentioned several of the Nepal STOL ports where not long enough to meet the ICAO STOL requirements. This mainly due to the terrain which

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STOL Operations General 2

The minimum speed required to be able to control a multi engine aircraft is the most critical engine fails is called Minimum control speed which

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The STOL mission 4

The STOL ports was rated in 3 categories A, B and C, as we did in Norway. A was regular STOL ports without any specific

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