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Shortly after Dr. Tim Williams became a partner in our Bellanca, he called me and said, "I’ve been doing a weight and balance on this plane, and it appears that if you have four people on board and full fuel, you’ll be beyond the aft[centre of gravity (CG)]. Is that right?" "Beats me," I told him, "I’ve never done one. What I do know is that I’ve had four big folks on board with full fuel and it flew." And it did. I’ve done it several times with no clue as to what the charts would show. I don’t think we were too far off, but I didn’t know for sure on the[CG]. Addition and subtraction are easy enough, so I was pretty sure on the weight, but balance? That’s another matter. The guy we bought the plane from told me it would be ok, and I believed him.
In conclusion, it is perhaps realistic to note that operational and self-imposed pressures to meet timelines and objectives can sometimes influence and cloud our perception of the airspace environment around us and how we fit into it. Risk factors associated with flight in the vicinity of uncontrolled aerodromes can be greatly reduced with the application of acute visual and aural awareness combined with familiarity with, and adherence to, the established rules and procedures. Used in conjunction with timely position reports and the communication of intentions between aircraft, these defences build and reinforce situational awareness and, ultimately, serve to assist aircraft in their avoidance of one another.
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Back to Basics: Weight and Balance
This article is an authorized reprint from the November/December7556 issue of Southwest Aviator Magazine. This and many other excellent safety articles can be found on their Web site at http:/// .
Mandatory frequency (MF) vs. aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF).What’s the difference?
The following extract is taken from the RAC section of the TC AIM and is summarized for easy reference in the General section of the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) under the Communications (COMM) sub-section.
Having flown the plane with weight in the back before, I was expecting the plane to fly differently. I had a little extra nose down trim cranked in. The pull on the yoke to make it fly would be a lot less. I was ready.
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The range of potential scenarios is extensive and, on occasion, the occurrence venue is airspace in close proximity to uncontrolled aerodromes. There are recorded instances of aircraft departing from or arriving at uncontrolled aerodromes under VFR, or under IFR in visual meteorological conditions (VMC), and unexpectedly finding themselves in close quarters with other traffic. Aircraft in the VFR traffic circuit have been known to conflict with one another even when operating with the benefit of air traffic services (ATS). Fixed-wing and rotary-wing traffic operating in relatively remote settings have historically found themselves in close quarters, both in the field and at nearby community aerodromes typically served by aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) communication procedures. Examples of periods of heightened activity in terms of traffic volume would include major forest fire fighting efforts and the initial stages of natural resource development projects.
The predominant failing that arises in the vast majority of in-flight collisions is the failure to see and be seen as well as hear and be heard (. avoid). So, what can be done to alleviate or mitigate the risk of collision? Does the answer lie in maintaining vigilance in our visual scanning, being alert to rapid and unacceptable loss of separation, and reacting well in advance of a deteriorating traffic situation or in adherence to established regulations and procedures and communicating with other aircraft that we share airspace with? The answer likely rests in a combination of each of these defences.