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Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Know About Hydroplaning

Live from the Flight Deck

Loss of braking effectiveness, loss of directional control, and long landing distances are all real threats when it comes to hydroplaning...


  1. 1) Hydroplaning only occurs to _________.

    Hydroplaning can happen in any aircraft, whether it's a Cessna 172 or a Boeing 747.

    Hydroplaning can happen in any aircraft, whether it's a Cessna 172 or a Boeing 747.

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  2. 2) This type of hydroplaning is caused when ________ on the runway forms a ________ in front of the tire, lifting it off the runway. It's called ________.

    Dynamic hydroplaning is caused when water on the runway forms a wedge in front of the tire, lifting it off the runway.

    Dynamic hydroplaning is caused when water on the runway forms a wedge in front of the tire, lifting it off the runway.

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  3. 3) Your Cessna 172 nose wheel has a tire pressure of 45 PSI. If you were to land on a wet runway, what minimum speed do you expect hydroplaning could occur, and what kind of hydroplaning would it be?

    If you take 8.6 and multiply it by the square root of the tire pressure, you'll get an approximate speed at which dynamic hydroplaning could occur. In this example, dynamic hydroplaning could occur at approximately 58 knots.

    If you take 8.6 and multiply it by the square root of the tire pressure, you'll get an approximate speed at which dynamic hydroplaning could occur. In this example, dynamic hydroplaning could occur at approximately 58 knots.

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  4. 4) Which of these can prevent dynamic hydroplaning?

    You can help to avoid dynamic hydroplaning by making sure your tires are properly filled to the correct PSI, avoid landing fast and lastly, try to utilize aerodynamic braking by holding in back-pressure so you can isolate the aircrafts weight to the main landing gear.

    You can help to avoid dynamic hydroplaning by making sure your tires are properly filled to the correct PSI, avoid landing fast and lastly, try to utilize aerodynamic braking by holding in back-pressure so you can isolate the aircrafts weight to the main landing gear.

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  5. 5) Reverted rubber hydroplaning occurs when you ________ causing the ________. ________ under the wheel, as a result of this, causes you to hydroplane.

    Reverted rubber hydroplaning occurs when you lock up your tires causing the rubber to melt and trapped steam under the wheel causes you to hydroplane.

    Reverted rubber hydroplaning occurs when you lock up your tires causing the rubber to melt and trapped steam under the wheel causes you to hydroplane.

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  6. 6) This type of hydroplaning is a result of landing on a runway contaminated with a thin layer of oil. It's called _____.

    This type of hydroplaning is referred to as Viscous hydroplaning.

    This type of hydroplaning is referred to as Viscous hydroplaning.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota, and he's been flying since he was 16. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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