Like the famed albatross, airplanes may be beautiful and graceful in flight, but let’s face it — they’re just as ungainly as the big, awkward bird on the ground. Imagine designing a car with appendages on either side that extend out wider than the length of the vehicle and a tricycle suspension with a really wide turning radius. Now, drive it around in traffic on really narrow streets and try not to hit anything. Welcome to aircraft ground handling, movement and ...

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