Impressive STOL videos

Short take-off and landing (STOL) videos are always impressive – especially in conditions where there are no other alternatives. Below is a Pilatus Porter making an approach and a landing at Apowo in Irian Jaya (the Indonesian half of New Guinea) on a very short airstrip that is only 240 meters long and has an 8% slope:

Meanwhile and at Courchevel in France, a PC12 takes off on a slope that is only 550 meter long:

And finally, here is a highly modified Supercub that managed to take off in just 39 feet at the 2007 Valdez May Day Short Field Takeoff and Landing Contest:

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