landing skid

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Noun1.landing skid - one of two parts of the landing gear of a helicopter
eggbeater, helicopter, whirlybird, chopper - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
landing gear - an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground
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Launch is by catapult, and recovery on landing skid, although a parachute back-up is provided.
Houshang Jafari, 58, allegedly held on to the machine's landing skid as it took off and nearly made it crash.
* "Finally, as Steven swooped into the prison exercise yard and Dramer grabbed onto the landing skid, the struggling whirly bird lurched into a chain-link fence and slammed to the ground."
Turning to the status of the naval version of the rotordrone - the Skeldar M -Saab said that the landing skid configuration had not yet been defined (illustrations so far released and models displayed - including the one at Idex - actually feature the standard gear that is clearly not adapted to hard deck landings), but that first deck landings of an M would still be performed with a petrol (gasoline) engine.
A naval version would require, for example, a higher underbelly clearance, but options like replacing the landing skid with a wheeled landing gear are now also being envisaged.
The ex-Navy flier hovered inches above the waves as a colleague climbed out on to a landing skid to grab a drowning woman in the Bristol Channel.
The initial observed point of terrain contact was a parallel pair of ground scars, consistent with the width of the helicopter's landing skids, which led directly to the main wreckage on a 074-degree bearing.