Today’s invention is an alternative undercarriage for heavy planes.
Rather than the traditional set of three wheels, a single tractor unit is centrally mounted.
This emerges from the belly of the plane when preparing to land. A pilot then controls the landing process from within this vehicle, which is large enough to support the aircraft, once landed, on its own.
Having parked, the vehicle can then be driven off, leaving the plane standing on the central pillar.
The undercarriage vehicle can be stocked with food, fuel etc elsewhere, then return with these supplies and replenish the plane via a lift in the support column.