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Technology / Aviation / Useful Load: The weight of crew, passengers, fuel, baggage, and ballast, generally excluding emergency or portable equipment and ordnance.
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- The weight of crew, passengers, fuel, baggage, and ballast, generally excluding emergency or portable equipment and ordnance.
V - Velocity, now used in defining air speeds: ...

useful load Usable fuel and other consumables plus payload.
US gallon 0.83267 Imperial gallon; 3.785 litres.
USMC United States Marine Corps.

: The total weight of the crew, fuel, oil and payload of an aeroplane. A preferable term is "disposable load".
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Useful load went up 220 pounds to 1,150 pounds, although some of that was lost to the higher fuel capacity, 81 gallons versus 56 gallons on the SR20.

- Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, disregarding weight.
WAC CHART - Directions to the WAC barracks.
YANKEE - Any pilot who has to ask New Orleans tower to "Say again".

Useful load (or Disposable load): The difference between gross take-off weight and basic weight empty. It is, in other words, all the load which is removable, which is not permanently part of the airplane.


Maximum Ramp Weight - (minus) Basic Operating Weight
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Useful Load - Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, disregarding weight of cargo.
Up - A chant used by pilots taking off from Colorado Springs, who want to discover the meaning of life.

PAYLOAD - The of an aircraft cargo, passengers; in a military aircraft, its weapon load.

PITCH - The angle of incidence at which a propeller blade or rotor blade is set.

This weight is calculated by subtracting the weight of the fuel load (useable fuel quantity x 6 lbs/gal) from the published useful load. The weight of pilot, passengers and luggage cannot exceed the full fuel payload capacity.

The airplane has a solid 1000-1100 pound and cruises at 120 knots plus while climbing at least 25-30% faster than a C-172 .

Gibbs' Cutlass, which he bought new in 1981 and qualifies as a low-time 172RG with only 2,368 hours on the tach, has a basic empty weight of 1,701, resulting in a useful load of 849 pounds.

Ultralight Pilot: An oxymoron.
: Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, disregarding weight of cargo.
Up: A chant used by pilots taking off from Colorado Springs, who want to discover the meaning of life.

It carries the useful load in a fuselage producing lift. An modern example is Boeing X-48. One of the earliest aircraft using this design approach is Burnelli CBY-3, which fuselage was airfoil shaped to produce lift.

It has very good load-carrying ability; more than half of the legal max gross weight is . Even allowing for a bantamweight pilot and a modest amount of fuel, you can imagine flying it at half of max gross weight.

The STOL CH 701 offers excellent off-airport performance in a lightweight and very economical two-seat design that is easy and fun to fly, while the new STOL CH 801 is a true sport utility vehicle, with 1,000 lbs useful load.

See also: See also: Plane, Pilot, Airplane, Weight, Speed

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