A look at Al­pha­chocks, the com­pany try­ing to rein­vent the air­craft chock

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The idea be­hind Swiss- made Al­pha­chocks is to pro­vide wheel chocks that can eas­ily be car­ried in­side an air­plane for use at re­mote air­ports where ser­vice is lim­ited. The fold­able chocks are made from forged alu­minum for strength and light­ness. Be­cause they fold fl at, they can be stored on the bag­gage- com­part­ment fl oor or even in­side a fl ight bag. When ready for use, the chocks open into a tri­an­gu­lar shape that locks into place when the han­dle is pushed into po­si­tion. Re­mov­ing the chocks re­quires just a gen­tle tug on the han­dle to un­lock the mech­a­nism and re­move it from the tire. $370 per set at al­pha­chocks.com.

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