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FAA publication H-8083-1B: Weight and balance is one of the most important factors affecting safety of flight.
An overweight aircraft, or one whose center of gravity is outside the allowable limits, is inefficient and dangerous to fly. The responsibility for proper weight and balance control begins with the engineers and designers and extends to the pilot who operates and the Aviation Maintenance Technician who maintains the aircraft.This book explains in detail the process to determine the weight and balance of any aircraft.
This new edition, effective March 2016, has been updated to include information on new Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and Very Light Jet (VLJ) categories. Applicable to both airplanes and helicopters, this book is a primary reference for all FAA Knowledge Exams for both pilots and mechanics. Soft cover, glossary, indexed, full-color illustrations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Weight & Balance Control
Weight and Balance Theory
Weighing the Aircraft and Determining the Empty Weight Center of Gravity
Light Sport Aircraft Weight and Balance Control CG
Single-Engine Aircraft Weight and Balance Computations
Multiengine Aircraft Weight and Balance Computations
Center of Gravity Change After a Repair or Alteration
Weight and Balance Control—Helicopter
Weight and Balance Control—Commuter Category and Large Aircraft
Use of Computer for Weight and Balance Computations
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