Under Arrestment

Posted 25 June 2015
Photo by SrA David Owsianka

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Misawa AB, Japan, slows down on the runway at Yokota AB, Japan, on 24 June 2015. As the reel of the aircraft arresting system spins it activates a hydraulic pump that compresses a brake pad to safely slow the aircraft. The system can slow an F-16 from 180 knots to a complete hault in approximately ten seconds.