Airplanes need a reliable shock absorption method while landing, particularly on rough or uneven terrain. Aircraft landing gear provides needed structural support to the aircraft during landing, takeoff, or taxiing. Conventional landing gears are of two types: fixed and retractable. While fixed landing gear is low maintenance and easy to use, retractable landing gear bolsters efficiency because it reduces aircraft drag while increasing cruising speeds. Retractable gear systems can be operated electrically, hydraulically, manually, or through a hybrid combination of electric and hydraulic systems. However, managing retractable gear systems requires adherence to a standard set of instructions, which will be explained in this blog.