Contents

- 1 Is unusable fuel included in empty weight?
- 2 Does the empty weight of an aircraft include fuel and oil?
- 3 Does Bew include unusable fuel?
- 4 Which items are included in the empty weight of an airplane?
- 5 Does empty weight include seats?
- 6 What happens if a plane is too heavy?
- 7 Is basic weight the same as empty weight?
- 8 What is minimum flight weight?
- 9 How do you calculate weight and balance?
- 10 How do you know if a point is a CG or a lever?
- 11 Who is responsible for the correct weight and balance of every flight?
- 12 How do you calculate Zfw?
- 13 What tasks are completed prior to weighing an aircraft to determine its empty weight?
- 14 What items should be added to the basic empty weight when calculating weight and balance?
- 15 Are you required to perform a weight and balance calculation before each flight?

## Is unusable fuel included in empty weight?

Standard empty weight (GAMA)—aircraft weight that consists of the airframe, engines, and all items of operating equipment that have fixed locations and are permanently installed in the aircraft, including fixed ballast, hydraulic fluid, unusable fuel, and full engine oil.

## Does the empty weight of an aircraft include fuel and oil?

Empty Weight Empty weight is defined as the total weight of an aircraft including all fixed ballast, unusable fuel, undrainable oil, total quantity of engine coolant and total quantity of hydraulic fluid, and excluding crew, payload, usable fuel and drainable oil.

## Does Bew include unusable fuel?

Note that basic empty weight includes no usable fuel, but full oil. Empty weight is the weight of the standard airplane, full hydraulic fluid, and undrainable oil. Unusable fuel is the fuel remaining in the airplane not available to the engines.

## Which items are included in the empty weight of an airplane?

Empty weight – Empty weight consists of the airframe, engine, and all items of operating equipment permanently installed in the airplane, including optional special equipment, fixed ballast, hydraulic fluid, unusable fuel, and undrainable (or, in some aircraft, all) oil.

## Does empty weight include seats?

The empty weight of an aircraft is the weight of the aircraft without including passengers, baggage, or fuel. Standard empty weight usually includes unusable fuel, full operating fluids, and full engine oil.

## What happens if a plane is too heavy?

If the plane is too heavily loaded, then you will be unable to take off. (You might be able to get a meter or two above the ground due to a phenomenon called “ground effect”, but you could not climb any higher.)

## Is basic weight the same as empty weight?

Basic aircraft empty weight is essentially the same and excludes any baggage, passengers, or usable fuel. Some manufacturers define this empty weight as including optional equipment, i.e. GPS units, cargo baskets, or spotlights.

## What is minimum flight weight?

1. 1. This is the weight in an operational condition(with engine oil, hydraulic fluid, unusable fuel in the tanks[maybe also with a specific usable amount like 30 minutes], and some other misc items), zero cargo, with minimum crew. The minimum weight at which the airplane can fly.

## How do you calculate weight and balance?

Technique: Weight and balance

- Ascertain from the pilot’s operating handbook the empty weight of the aircraft and determine the weights of people, baggage, and fuel.
- Multiply each weight by the arm—the distance from the reference datum—to find the moment.
- Add all the weights to find the gross weight.

## How do you know if a point is a CG or a lever?

The balance point or CG of a lever may be determined by using these four steps:

- Measure the arm of each weight in inches from the datum.
- Multiply each arm by its weight in pounds to determine the moment in pound-inches of each weight.
- Determine the total of all weights and of all the moments.

## Who is responsible for the correct weight and balance of every flight?

1-1] The pilot in command of the aircraft has the responsibility on every flight to know the maximum allowable weight of the aircraft and its CG limits.

## How do you calculate Zfw?

The zero-fuel weight (ZFW) of an aircraft is the total weight of the airplane and all its contents, minus the total weight of the usable fuel on board. Unusable fuel is included in ZFW. For example, if an aircraft is flying at a weight of 5,000 kg and the weight of fuel on board is 500 kg, the ZFW is 4,500 kg.

## What tasks are completed prior to weighing an aircraft to determine its empty weight?

What tasks are completed prior to weighing an aircraft to determine its empty weight? Remove all items except those on the aircraft equipment list, drain fuel and fill hydraulic reservoir.

## What items should be added to the basic empty weight when calculating weight and balance?

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- The performance tables of an aircraft for takeoff and climb are based on.
- When computing weight and balance, the basic empty weight includes the weight of the airframe, engine(s), and all installed optional equipment.

## Are you required to perform a weight and balance calculation before each flight?

It doesn’t require that you do a weight and balance for each flight. If operating close to the weight and balance limits of an aircraft, a wise pilot will not only run the numbers to ensure compliance with aircraft operating limitations, but will also keep his or her computation in the event of a ramp check.