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Old 5th Jul 2017, 14:00
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Genghis the Engineer
 
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Originally Posted by Ex Oggie View Post
........lost for words!
Why? - it's basically true.

There are significant safety margins on take-off and landing performance, and on structural reserves. However, there are rarely any significant safety margins on CG.

Whilst you should of course do your damndest never to fly overweight (or at an unknown weight), the basic statement is correct - weight is far less likely to kill you than trim.

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