|Quoting TimT (Reply 8):|
flight crews numbered the wheels according to how many crewmembers there were on board. After landing and parking at the gate, the number that was at 6 o'clock won the pot.
We called that "Taxi Roulette", but ours was more like actual roulette that what's described above. The bosses for the brake keys on the inboard half of the nose wheel (same wheel assembly for nose and main wheels on the CH
-53E) would be numbered, 1 to 16 IIRC, and we'd each throw in a buck for however many numbers we wanted. Usually 4 crew, 4 numbers each; the lucky one walked from the aircraft $16 richer...
Oh, and on-topic - we had slippage marks on our tires & wheels, and they were tubeless.
[Edited 2005-11-15 06:26:45]