Course Details

Landing Gear Systems

The Aircraft Landing Gear Systems course will cover the wheels, tires, brakes, and retraction/extension systems typically used on general and transport category aircraft. Types of brakes, wheels, and tires will be covered along with their proper maintenance. Systems covered include independent master cylinder brakes, power brakes, antiskid systems, and electric and hydraulic retraction and extension systems. Position indication and warning systems are also covered. Students will gain a working knowledge of how these systems operate and the required maintenance and servicing required of their components.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing


Course Pre-Test

Course Introduction

Module 1: Landing Gear Structure

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Landing Gear Configurations

Lesson 02: Landing Gear Components

Lesson 03: Shock Struts

Lesson 04: Types of Systems

Lesson 05: Nose Wheel Steering

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 2: Wheels and Tires

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Wheels and Tires

Lesson 02: Tires and Tubes

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 3: Landing Gear Brake Systems

Module Introduction

Lesson 01: Types of Single Disc Brakes

Lesson 02: Multiple Disc Brakes

Lesson 03: Types of Brake Systems

Lesson 04: Anti-skid Brake Systems

Module Summary

Module Assessment

End-of-Course Test and Survey

Course Assessment

Course Survey