Who's Online

We have 1270 guests online

Live Traffic Feed

Life in the Skies

'A Local Bestseller!'

What Tony says
(See here)
and Book Launch video here
 
What others say

Les Posen
(See
here)

Yvonne Lee
(See
here)

Louisa Lim & Allan Koay
(See
here)

Aireen Omar, Asran & Bo Lingam
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

Latest Comment

Vomiting on long hau
I have traveled a lot (almost 2 million miles) the

Can you become an ai
Hi captain , I had an accident 15 yrs ago and ha

Does a jet aircraft
Reading through the comments was both entertaining

Does a jet aircraft
So many nonsense here... Earth isn't flat. Period.

What are the cruisin
"how in the hell can you reach JFK if you leave fr

What are the eyesigh
tjsoihsdojfsioufs f post

What are the procedu
Hello Sir, I am currently B737NG Cpt.TRI /TRE hol

Could an A320 pilot
I plan to do ATR 72 -600 type rating , for that be

Is there less turbul
Flying from San Francisco to Philippines, end of M

What you have to do
Hi Capt . Im a grade 12 student and i really want

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here
 
Home > Flying the Plane > Can a plane skid off the runway with brakes on?
Can a plane skid off the runway with brakes on?
Flying - Flying the Plane
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:04
Dear Capt Lim,

Can an airplane skid off the runway upon landing if the brakes are engaged?  I have an uncle who knows a lot about planes because he was a pilot.  If you have any answers, I would very much like to hear from you. 

Once again, you've got a great website. 

Sincerely,

Evan Popchock

Hi Evan,

No, the plane would not skid off the runway because of the anti-skid systems. The systems keep the plane from skidding by ensuring that the wheel continues to turn when it senses the plane is skidding. It is similar to the ABS (anti-lock brake systems) in your car as it prevents the brakes from locking up and allows the car to steer in any direction that you want to go while applying hard braking.

The ABS in a car pumps the brakes many times per second (much faster than a human can), thus preventing wheel lockup and helping to maintain steering control. Basically, the system measures the rotational speed of the wheels to determine if a skid is occurring and then releases the appropriate brake to prevent directional control problems. This means that when that car suddenly stops in front of you, you can brake hard and still steer over to the shoulder if you won't stop fast enough to avoid an accident.

If the anti-skids are not working in a plane, what would be the result if brakes are applied hard during landing? Well, from the simulator, it has been shown that the tires would burst but the plane is likely to maintain the direction along the runway.

See the rejected take off videos of a Boeing 777, a brake test on an Airbus A380 and another rejected take off on an Airbus A340 below:


Boeing 777 Rejected TakeOff Brake Test

Brake Test on an Airbus A380
A Rejected Take Off on an Airbus A340

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here

Recommended By..


LIFE IN THE SKIES

'A Local Bestseller!'

Recommended by

Patrick Smith
Boston USA
(See
here)

Capt Meryl Getline
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

Capt Doug Morris
Canadian Airlines
(See
here)

Capt  Robert J Boser
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

View Book Launch video here

Follow me

@CaptKHLim

Like What You Read?


If you like what you read, more stories are found in my book LIFE IN THE SKIES (Preview here) and you can purchase a copy here. To check for any latest updates or postings, you can follow my Twitter at @CaptKHLim or Facebook here

MH 370 Interviews

Click here to View

10 Most Popular Posts



Disclaimer | Privacy
2004 - 2011 © AskCaptainLim.com | Site Concept by eQuilec.com