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## Center of Gravity Worksheet

1. For the first flight, the cargo airplane is loaded with 2 Igloo cargo shells. The first fiberglass shell contains 4,550 lbs of cargo and is located 40 feet from the reference point. The second aluminum shell contains 7,000 lbs of cargo and is located 110 feet from the reference point. The empty mass (see specifications) is located 75 feet from the reference point. Calculate the center of gravity of your aircraft. (HINT: Don't forget to add in the weight of the Igloo shell to the mass of the cargo.)

2. The second flight is loaded with 2 aluminum Igloo cargo shells each containing 9,590 lbs. Your ground crew has placed one container at 120 ft. from the reference point and the other at 90 ft. from the reference point. The empty mass is still located at 75 ft. Calculate the center of gravity of your aircraft . (HINT: Don't forget to add in the weight of the Igloo shell to the mass of the cargo.)

3. Did your first flight meet your required center of gravity specifications? ____________
If you answered no, go to Question 5.

4. Did your second flight meet your required center of gravity specifications? __________
If you answered no, go to Question 5.

5. What correction would the pilot of the airplane have to make during flight to fly the airplane as it is loaded? _________________
Where would you move your cargo shells to get the center of gravity to equal the required 75 ft.? _____________________