Garnetread Impacts Aircraft Control & Safety
Ben Coleman, Former NTSB Investigator, Extols Garnetread Infused Aircraft Tires
Efforts to prevent accidents are an ongoing concern. Ben Coleman, a former NTSB investigator and aviation safety expert says, "One safety concern that has not been adequately addressed is the physical point in time when the aircraft transitions from flying through the air to rolling on the ground. Lift off and touch down are crucial components of aviation safety, areas that account for 88% of all accidents. There have been only subtle changes in aviation tire design and rubber based compounds until now. Garnetread's patented formula infuses semi-precious garnets in tires, increasing traction and control in all weather conditions. This new technology used in aircraft tires, will result in lives saved and reduced operational costs."
Coleman Aeromarine Inc. 407-947-2624
Garnet is an extremely hard mineral. When industrial grade garnet is infused in tire rubber the result is better traction and control. Garnetread has developed a patented formula for adding garnet to rubber… resulting in tires with superior all season traction and control. Garnetread™ formula patent #4,082,131 with additional patents pending.
Garnetread's aircraft tire traction formula produces the following results:
Stopping Distance ———————————>
Friction on Wet and Icy Surfaces————->
Directional Control Below Flying Speed—->
THE SAMSON SWITCHBLADE
"THE WORLD"S FIRST FLYING SPORTS CAR"
SELECTS GARNETREAD TIRES
The Switchblade can fly up to 200 miles per hour, with a cruising speed of 160 miles per hour. On the ground, its maximum speed is 125 mph. According to CEO Sam Bousfield "Our goal is to provide a vehicle that can work within the existing framework of infrastructure, technology, and regulations. We designed the Switchblade to provide high performance on the ground, as well in the air."
New materials are reinventing aircraft design and improving safety. The Switchblade uses carbon fiber, which is stronger than steel, yet weighs less than aluminum. Sam Bousfield states "This is one key reason we feel we will succeed, as the current materials technologies have allowed us to make structural parts much lighter than before, so that there is now additional weight available for the systems required in driving mode." Garnetread's revolutionary infused traction tires were selected for the operational testing of the Switchblade based on Garnetread's superior traction, control and safety.
NEW PAVING MATERIALS MAY REDUCE AIRPORT OPERATING COSTS & INCREASE SAFETY
Larry A. Moore has lifetime of aviation experience that encompasses flight training and flight school operations, airport management and aircraft maintenance support
Mr. Moore believes the benefits of Garnetread, rubber based traction formula extend beyond improving the safety and life of aircraft tires. He feels the use of Garnetread Formula as an additive for paving and top coating aircraft runways and parking ramps makes excellent safety and economic sense. Paving materials have included recycled tires but to date have not taken advantage of Garnetread's Formula to increase traction, control and durability. Grooving runways, to help improve water runoff and prevent ice layers from forming, are the current standard at most large airports. Grooving works, for the most part, but is expensive, time consuming, and grooving results in increased wear and tear on runway surfaces. Grooved runways are harder and more expensive to paint: numbers, centerline and side boundaries.
Garnetread's Formula used for paving and top-coating would eliminate the need for long runway closures for grooving and would be significantly more economical while providing increased ground traction, an additional safety component for aircraft directional control and braking. The reflective characteristic of semi-precious garnet, used in Garnetread's Formula would increase runway visibility in bad weather… a significant advantage for pilots for judging distances and runway width.
Mr. Moore's experience and credentials include:
· FAA Certified Flight Instructor
· ASMEL, I, H, S – 12,000 hours
· Airshow Pilot – Pitts S2A & Decathlon
· Build & design support for Samson Flying Sports Car Prototype
· Associate Director Of Aviation – Smithsonian Institute – HU-16 Pilot
· Chief Pilot – FAA Part 135, 141, 61
· Municipal Airport Assistant Manager
· Airport Master Planning, Airshow Producer, PR, Operations Management
· Military flying club manager/flight instructor
Larry A. Moore 239-560-7893
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