As winter grudgingly gives way to spring and icy runways become wet ones, a new hazard emerges: hydroplaning. It might be great for surfboards, but it's no fun at all when it happens to an airplane on the runway. Bruce Edston explains the three different forms of hydroplaning and offers some prevention strategies.
By Bruce Edsten
, This article originally appeared in Avemco's customer newsletter On Approach and is reprinted here by permission. | January 14, 1998