A thought, FWIW. Even on calm days, chocking the mains rather than the nose wheel may be the preferred approach, since airports have their own special sources of focused and destructive “wind” in the form of either propeller or jet induced “wind” that have been known to blow things around a bit. Better safe than sorry.
Cheers to all,
I’ve been told by other CD and Tiger owners that it’s sufficient to chock the nose wheel, if you do it very tightly.
I got a really neat set of wheel chocks as a gift. They’re aluminum, and fold up into a really tiny, lightweight, flat package that you could easily put in your shirt pocket. I find it hard to imagine how if these are tucked tightly in front and behind the nosewheel, that the airplane could go anywhere; although, as Paul pointed out, if it is or might be very windy, it’s best to tie down.
The chocks I got are called “Choc-It”, and they’re made by SKS. Since they were a gift, I don’t know where they can be obtained - I’ll try to find out, but if anyone beats me to it, please post the info. I have put a copy of the little blurb that comes with them on my Photo Site. Use an ID of mikerad and a password of SR20 (case sensitive). The photo is on photo index page 2.