Weight and Balance Management

Weight and Balance Management is all about understanding the implications and risks of being close to or exceeding weight and balance limitations in the following areas:

  • Minimum Gross Weight
  • Maximum Gross Weight
  • Fore Center of Gravity Limit
  • Aft Center of Gravity Limit
  • Lateral Center of Gravity Limit

Management of Weight and Balance is also about looking at the ways to reduce/mitigate the risk associated with approaching/exceeding such limitations.

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The video below discusses Weight and Balance Management by explaining the implications of nearing/exceeding such limits and suggesting ways to try to mitigate the risks, with an emphasis on the Robinson R22 Helicopter:

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