> Do pilots use the parking brake when landing to stop? Or do they use regular brakes? What are parking brakes for?

Do pilots use the parking brake when landing to stop? Or do they use regular brakes? What are parking brakes for?

Posted at: 2015-04-14 
A parking brake and the regular brakes use the same rotors, calipers and brake pads, just two different activation mechanisms.

The parking brake is usually a mechanical device that activates and locks the brake pads against the rotors, preventing the stopped vehicle from moving. Parking brakes do not work well to stop a moving vehicle as they do not have the multiplying force of the master cylinder and the brake fluid.

The "regular" brakes usually use a hydraulic force multiplying system to multiply the force applied to the brake pedal to the brake pads so the vehicle can stop. These brakes do not lock closed.

Yes, airplanes have "brake pedals".

Pilots use disc brakes on the wheels, and if they are set in the park mode, you could call them "parking brakes". If they don't set the parking brakes, the plane could roll due to a gust of wind.

Parking brakes are for parking which is basically what we all refer to as the hand brake

if it's a commercial aircraft... then imagine the size of it... it is big!!! I mean BIG!!!

when landing, the pilot of an aircraft will use the jet engine to help him to stop the plane...

it's called thrust reverser. shooting out air forward to help the mechanical braking system they already have...

A lot of aircraft don't have parking brakes. Let me introduce you to the concepts of "tiedowns" and "chocks." Think about it.

parking brakes are for parking