Aircraft Wheel Chocks - Military Style
These airplane wheel chocks are designed specifically for military airplane use. TigerChocks Military aircraft wheel chocks are an updated version of the more traditional wooden military wheel chocks. They will last years longer than typical wooden chocks. They are weather and abrasion resistant and will never need painting. They are not potential foreign object damage (FOD) problems for aircraft and use the TigerChocks Rope Lock System to keep them secure. This military style chock-to-chock rope lock system allows wheel chocks to be temporarily and securely attached to the opposing wheel chock on the opposite side of the airplane tire. This chock-locking system helps ensure that your wheel wheel chocks remain firmly positioned against each side of the aircraft tire during engine testing.They are made of composite urethan and they weight less than typical wood wheel chocks. They are sturdy, reliable and resistant to airplane fuels, hydraulic fluids and other lubricants used in the aviation industry.
Aircraft Wheel Chock Details:
- Lightweight and easy to use.
- Molded in high-vis yellow color.
- No painting ever needed.
- Will not rot, crack or splinter.
- High-load bearing capacity.
- Optional rope carrying handle.
- 7 lbs. without Rubber Base, 7.5 lbs. with Rubber Base.
- Standard with 5/8 in. x 36 in. (914 mm) or 48 in. (1219 mm) replaceable nylon rope lanyard.
Airplane Wheel Chock Usage and Considerations
There are many considerations that must be taken into account before implementing wheel chocks for stabilizing an aircraft. If the wheel chocks are expected to hold an airplane under various conditions, then all of the variables that may affect the chockís performance must be taken into account. These variables include but are not limited to: A. The size of the tires B. Tire Type C. The gross weight of the aircraft D. Varying tire pressures that naturally occur with changes in the environment. E. The type and condition of surface tires will be chocked on (i.e. firm, soft, wet, dry, icy, etc.)
It is important to understand that you cannot test one aircraft and chock scenario with a specific aircraft and payload, and assume that the chocks will hold the same aircraft every single time. There are countless combinations of conditions that can exist and they must be considered when selecting the most appropriate wheel chock for each application. Complete and thorough testing with the airplane chocks must be completed to ensure that specific wheel chocks will meet your specific chocking requirements. A variety of chocks should be tested to determine the best chock for your particular application. NOTE: It is important that you review your company or unitís guidelines for specific information regarding proper chocking procedures.