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Old 24th Feb 2014, 14:48
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Big Pistons Forever
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: West Coast Canada
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I hear what you say, but what a terrible message ignoring the published MTOW sends to the students.....

In North America the plane is not legal to fly unless it has a serial number specific POH on board. In the UK the POH of the aircraft you are renting is probably sitting on a shelf in a mop closet still in the original wrapper.

Perhaps this tendency to ignore the POH, which seems pretty widespread in the UK partially accounts for the casual approach to aircraft loading, and the prevalence of weird UK flight training specific practices like going to carb air cold on final .
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