Flashcards in Weight & Balance Deck (16)
Basic Empty Weight + Payload =
Zero Fuel Weight
Zero Fuel Weight + Useable Fuel =
Ramp Weight - Fuel (Engine Start, Taxi, T/O) =
Take Off Weight
Take Off Weight - Fuel Used In Flight =
Weight reading taken from the scales
The weight of all items such as blocks or chocks used to hold an airplane on the scales when it is being weighed. Tare weight must be subtracted from the scale reading to determine the weight of the aircraft.
The scale weight subtracted from the Tare Weight
Date after which, full oil and fuel are included in Empty Weight.
March 1, 1978
Basic Empty Weight applies to aircraft that
Were certified after 1978 (full oil and fuel)
Licensed Empty Weight applies to aircraft that
Were certified before 1978 (residual fuel and oil)
ALL Weight & Balance calculations begin by knowing which crucial weight?
Empty Weight Center of Gravity
A deliberate attempt to calculate the aircraft loading in a manner that places the CG outside the limits of the aircraft is called:
Adverse Load Check
Minimum fuel is the amount fuel needed for:
30 minutes of flight at cruise power
In a forward adverse-loaded CG check, all useful load behind the Forward CG Limit is left empty. What is the exception to leaving it empty and why?
Fuel. If the fuel tanks are located behind forward limit, minimum fuel is needed since the plane needs fuel to fly.
Weight of Avgas