STOL - incredible!

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    How can they do that?
     
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    Landing speed for that plane is probably 40mph. With a 25-30mph headwind and a quick flare at landing that's how they'd do it. And that particular plane has a huge wing area which helps as well. Forward flight speed - headwind equals ground speed.
     
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    I have to think that a very good headwind was involved.
     
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    It looked like a controlled fall.
     
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    Yeah, looked like he almost stalled it at the end.
     
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    Light weight and a huge wing surface.
     

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