A convincing demonstration of the Garrett‐engined Skyvan S.T.O.L. capability was given recently when it was operated from a grass strip at Bottle Farm, Charing, owned by Mr James Hay Stevens, a former Technical Editor of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING. The Bottle Farm strip is only 1,200 ft. long and 60 ft. wide, so that the Skyvan found it necessary to use reverse thrust when turning on the ground. In spite of a fresh cross wind, the Skyvan had no trouble in operating from the strip and landing in little over half its length.
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