The simplicity of aircraft design may give some of us a false sense of security. Many aircraft technicians are unaware of the critical design factors that influence the quality of every aircraft tire in use today. Minor flaws in aircraft design and production can have disastrous consequences, and poor maintenance practices can lead to shorter tire lifespans, resulting in unsafe operating conditions. When one considers the forces that aircraft tires must withstand, it is incredible to have such talented engineers on board to create such a unique product. Some Aircraft Tire are subjected to speeds as fast as a race car while supporting more weight than the largest land vehicles.