November 2014 Issue

Make Your Breaks Last

After talking with brake manufacturers and maintenance technicians about their experiences with aircraft brakes over a combined total of more than 100 years, we distilled that experience down to a list of simple things pilots and owners can do to get the most out of their brakes while saving money. [IMGCAP(1)]Include the brakes on the preflight—even if they’re covered by wheel pants, look at the condition of the visible parts and check for corrosion, cracks…

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