old man emu Posted May 22 Share Posted May 22 When I designed the Flight Plan form for The Event, I included a section for recording fuel usage and another for calculating the weight and balance moments of the aircraft to check that the Total Moment was within the aircraft's W&B envelope. I don't know if it was ignorance or lack of data, but most of the entrants did not complete the record of calculations for W&B. Most did put in the weights, but not the related Moment. Only one entrant actually noted the fore and aft limits of the Moment based on the weights. Has this important safety and performance item ceased to be stressed? Have manufacturers stopped putting those graphs on the POHs? Have we adopted the idea that if we can close the doors, the loading is OK? 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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