Unconventional Take-off and Landing Methods


  • Wenli Kong
  • Mehmet Deniz Firat
  • Till Behler


Take-off, Landing, CATOBAR, STOBAR, VTOL, Water landing, Autonomous landing


The take-off and landing process is the challenge for an aircraft to start and end the actual flight successfully. It has always been invested a lot of research to make optimization for more comfort, safety, etc. Next to the conventional take-off and landing methods where the aircraft is started and landed at a long runaway by the execution of the pilot, there are – also because of the variety of applications of modern aircraft - a lot of other take-off and landing methods that are required due to the circumstances or even because of better appropriateness or given technology and design.

This paper gives a short overview of a few unconventional and modern take-off and landing techniques and presents them regarding application fields, potential and challenges and also focuses on future relevant aspects.




How to Cite

Kong W, Firat MD, Behler T. Unconventional Take-off and Landing Methods. ExCon [Internet]. 2020 Jan. 20 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];8(4):47-9. Available from: https://wcc.ep.liu.se/index.php/TMAL02/article/view/560