Introduction to Aircraft Weighing


Darrin McCloud, Bombardier – Learjet, Wichita, Kansas

Class Description: 

The Aircraft Weighing class is centered on teaching the student the basics of proper aircraft weighing, and the problems associated with incorrect weighing practices. The core of the classroom and laboratory teaching will be to introduce the student to the variety of different aircraft weighing methods, including the advantages and drawbacks of each. In addition, a major portion of the class time will be spent on things to watch out for, both for safety and accuracy considerations. Students should bring basic calculators, paper, etc, for doing examples and exercises. Students should also dress appropriately for the trip to the aircraft hangar. Wear rubber-soled, closed-toed shoes. Students may be exposed to the hazards of weighing an aircraft and jet fuel vapors.