Ground 3 - Performance and Weight and Balance

Objective

The purpose of this lesson is for the pilot-in-training to:

  • explain the performance characteristics of the complex airplane
  • calculate weight and balance for two common profiles
Preparation

Study these resources prior to your lesson:

  • Training Airplane POH
    • Chapter 5 - Performance
    • Chapter 6 - Weight and Balance
Learning Objectives
Airplane POH Review
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Practice Calculate takeoff, climb, cruise and landing performance
Practice Calculating weight and balance with two people, full load profiles
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • explain the performance characteristics of the training airplane and calculate performance for a cross-country flight
  • calculate weight and balance for two common profiles - two people and max gross weight