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Technology / Aviation / Gross Weight: The total weight of an aircraft when fully loaded, sometimes referred to as takeoff weight.


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Gross Weight
The total weight of the aircraft at any particular time. Thus Basic Empty Weight plus Pilot, Crew and their baggage plus payload (passengers and cargo) plus fuel load.

GROSS WEIGHT - The total weight of an aircraft when fully loaded; aka Takeoff Weight.
GROUND CONTROL - Tower control, by radioed instructions from air traffic control, of aircraft ground movements at an airport.

GROSS WEIGHT - The total weight of an aircraft when fully loaded, including fuel, cargo, and passengers; aka Takeoff Weight.
GROUND CUSHION see GROUND EFFECT ...

Gross Weight. The maximum weight at which an aeroplane is permitted to fly. This is stated on the certificate of airworthiness for a civil aeroplane.

Gross Weight - 1. A 350-pound pilot (also see "Split S"). 2. Maximum permissible takeoff weight plus two suitcases, 10 cans of oil, four sleeping bags, four rifles, eight cases of beer, and the groceries.
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Maximum Gross Weight: The maximum permissible weight of the airplane.

Maximum Take-Off Weight: The maximum weight approved for the start of the take-off run.

MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT (TAKE-OFF). The total weight of the aircraft when it is completely loaded for the mission. This is operating weight plus fuel, cargo, and passengers.

Where W = gross weight (lbs.)
S = wing area (sq. ft.)
BHP = Rated Brake Horsepower of engine ...

Max Gross Weight - The maximum gross weight of the aircraft is the greatest weight that the aircraft has been certified to where it is compliant with the certification envelope.

TOGW Take-off gross weight (not necessarily MTOW).
TOW Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided (anti-tank guided missile). Designation = BGM-71.
ton Imperial (long) ton = 1 016 t or 2 240 Ib, US (short) ton = 0.9072 t or 2 000 lb.

The speed with which the nose of the aircraft needs to be pitched up is related to gross weight, density altitude, wind, and airspeed. Generally if gross weight is high, a more aggressive flare will be required.

All runway charts in POH's are predicated on full gross weight, so we're not talking about lengths beyond those in the POH. What we're talking about is an airplane that is suddenly going to take 40% more runway than the student is used to seeing.

gross weight: 800 feet per minute
Minimum single-engine control speed (red mark on the airspeed indicator): 80 knots
Recommended safe single-engine speed: 95 knots
Best single-engine angle of climb speed: 100 knots ...

Amount of coning depends on RPM, gross weight, and G-Forces experienced during flight. If RPM is held constant, coning increases as gross weight and G-force increase.

In fact, though there's a slight climb improvement in the SP, the primary benefit of its additional horsepower is a higher gross weight that generates additional payload.

When first introduced in 1956, the 172 had a maximum gross weight of 2,200 pounds. Gross weights were increased to 2,250 pounds in the 172C (1962), and bumped up another 50 pounds with the introduction of the 172D in 1963.

Figure 13 shows the fuel consumption versus gross weight for a large transport airplane traveling at a constant speed (obtained from actual data). Since the speed is constant the change in fuel consumption is due to the change in induced power.

However, those figures are based on maximum gross weight, the number usually given in a POH.

It has very good load-carrying ability; more than half of the legal max gross weight is useful load. Even allowing for a bantamweight pilot and a modest amount of fuel, you can imagine flying it at half of max gross weight.

Because the Approach Speed for an aircraft is based on the Maximum Gross Weight, the speed can vary between flights in the same aircraft. If a plane has full cargo and passengers, then its Approach Speed will be higher than if the plane was empty.

The ratio of helicopter gross weight to rotor disc area.
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Glide Slope - ILS component which provides vertical guidance during the approach and landing phase
Gross Weight - Maximum permissible weight of the aircraft
GPS - Global Positioning System
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These vortices are the most predominant parts of aircraft wake turbulence and their rotational force is dependent upon the wing loading, gross weight, and speed of the generating aircraft.

For a Boeing 747-400 type aircraft, this would reduce the Takeoff Gross Weight from 800,000 lbs to approximately 600,000 lbs. Thus, the performance of a hydrogen-fueled aircraft is a trade-off of the larger wetted area and lower fuel weight.

See also: See also: Weight, Pilot, Flight, Aircraft, Landing

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