Ground School: Week 10

I’m going to keep this short because I just want to make a log of it, but it’s not very interesting. This weeks class was on weight and balance calculations. This is where you figure out if the center of gravity (the net down force) is where it needs to be in relation to the center of lift (the net up force) to keep the airplane balanced. It’s pretty important because the center of gravity changes every time you fly (luckily the center of lift doesn’t), and if you get too far out of balance you won’t be able to control the airplane.