Cooling Brakes, Pohnpei

This is a brake cooling apparatus, similar to that described in this 1986 patent. It's necessary for a timely turnaround here at Pohnpei, which has a 6001 ft runway that is just adequate for a full Boeing 737-800.

Sharp braking on landing raises the temperature of the brake assembly, and there's a maximum safe temperature that allows for full braking on a rejected takeoff.


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