Weight and Balance – it’s not just numbers!
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This was a bit of a murky day, but it didn’t affect this little guy’s excitement about his first ride in a small plane.
His parents asked to ride along in the back seat, so I carefully calculated the weight and balance, as I knew we’d be pushing the AFT Center of Gravity limits.
As expected, it was do able, but only just barely, even with half fuel.
This was a good experience to remind myself how unusual the plane can feel when loaded differently.
DISCLAIMER: I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial.I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.Feed back is invited; however, please keep it positive