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Old 10-19-2012, 12:28   #7
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Originally Posted by sns3guppy View Post
There's no need of tire pressure monitors on a Cessna 172. That's what a preflight is for.

A flat tire on a 172, whether it's a nosewheel or a main gear tire, is not a big deal on landing. I had a wheel completely come apart and separate on landing in a 337 once. It pulled a little to one side, and was perfectly controllable. Not a big deal.

I've had tires fail in much heavier equipment at much higher speeds...also not a big deal.

Think of it as a learning experience. Look back at it and see if there's a reason that tire failed, and there's a way you could have seen it coming or prevented it.

Your preflight checklist does note tire pressures, doesn't it?
Yes, I checked tire pressure in pre-flight.
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