Nowadays, airplanes allow us to move large loads in an efficient, safe and prompt way. Pilots, thus, have to be aware of how much the aircraft weighs and where the load is located.
These calculations are what are known as loading and balance and mass and balance. In fact, among the exams student pilots have to take, they have the subject of ‘Mass and Balance’.
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