|The last thing you need when you're trying to appear all "large and in charge" when you're changing tires on your aircraft is to have the plane slip off the jack. Very unprofessional! It doesn't just make you look bad; it can also damage your aircraft. With a landing gear safety stand, your prize bird is kept nice and secure as you go about your business.|
After the tire is removed, the stand easily slips over the axle and keeps the plane steady. It's a much safer option than blocking, and these landing gear stands are made from heavy gauge steel tubing. If it's not your own plane you're working on, using one of these stands also reduces your liability, which is an added benefit.