AMT 217 - Landing Gear

The transition from ground to air in aviation being a key component of flight, various landing gear systems will be explored and learned for a broad understanding.


Hours: 24 (Lecture Hours: 24)




Non-Course Prerequisite:
Successful Completion of Aircraft Maintenance Technician 2




Course Content:
CAR Appendix C Part 2.6.4
CAR Appendix C Part 2.6.4
7. Landing gear types and systems including:
• skids
• floats
• wheels
• pop out floats
• retractable gear
1. The various types and configurations of landing gear assemblies including shock absorbing and non-shock absorbing systems.
2. The purpose and operation of shimmy dampers.
3. The operation of components of landing gear retraction and anti-retraction systems.
4. The operation and components of hydraulic and mechanical, emergency extension systems.
5. Various brake types.
6. Anti-skid and skid warning systems.
7. Basic, boosted, power, automatic and emergency braking systems and components.
8. Brake indicating systems including break wear and temperature indication.
9. Mechanical and powered steering systems.
10. The purpose of air ground sensing systems.


Learning Outcomes:
The student upon completion of this course will be able to explain the various types and configurations of landing gear and the various components and systems that interact with the landing gear on an aircraft.     


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.