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Aircraft Performance: Computing Weight and Balance

Back in February, we introduced the concept of weight and balance and its significance in preflight planning. This week, we’ll look at one of the methods of determining your loaded weight and CG. There are a variety of methods to do this, but this week we’ll illustrate the table method with an example from the […]

CFI Brief: W&B Terms

Part of your preflight duties as a pilot will be to determine the weight and balance of the aircraft. Trying to takeoff and fly with an aircraft over max gross weight or out of balance can cause drastic consequences on the airplane’s ability to fly. Below are some of the terms that will be important […]

Aircraft Performance: Introduction to Weight and Balance

This week we’ll introduce weight and balance. This post is excerpted from Bob Gardner‘s textbook The Complete Private Pilot. It would be nice to have an airplane in which we could fill all of the seats and all of the baggage area, fuel up to capacity, and take off safely without worrying about loading, but […]

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