As important as it is to get your passengers where they want to go, it is essential that, once arrived, they come to a safe stop. Braking malfunctions can have terrible consequences even before the aircraft gets airborne -- a failure to actuate, a single side brake failure or total lock-up during departure could be disastrous. Few systems are as essential to safe flight as the one that is used only on the ground. As aircraft design rapidly advanced in the early 1920s, paved runways and ...


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