Basic Private Pilot Ground School

Lesson 1: Your First Flight6 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Maneuvers and the Traffic Pattern6 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 3: Understanding the Wind and Turns6 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 4: AOA, Stalls, and Other Scary Things5 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 5: Ground Reference, Maneuvers, and FARs4 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 6: Building Good Landings5 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 7: The Less Busy Airspace: G, E, D3 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 8: Class A, B, and C Airspace: The Busier Side of the Sky4 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 9: Flying Blind and Performance Calculations4 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 10: Soft and Short Field T.O.'s + Landings4 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 11: Start Your Engines: Engines, Systems, and Instruments6 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 12: Weight and Balance, Navigation Systems4 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 13: Luck with Weather6 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 14: Your First SOLO!2 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 15: VFR Charts and Navigation5 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 16: Weather Charts and Services6 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 17: Aeromedical Factors, ADM, FARS5 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 18: Flying at Night3 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 19: Cross Country Flight Planning4 Topics1 Quiz

Lesson 20: Test Prep5 Topics2 Quizzes
The Weighing and Balancing Act
How much to put where?
Manually calculating weight and balance is really the same as your basic high school math class. Take the example below to warm up your brain and get in back into math mode if its been a while since you were in a high school math class. After that, go ahead and watch the video above and follow along while taking notes to work through the example weight and balance problem.
Example: If there is a box 1 foot from the pivot point and a box three feet from the pivot point, and the box three feet from the pivot point weighs 50lbs, how much does the box 1 foot from the pivot point need to weigh to balance the beam?
Answer: 50lbs x 3′ = 1′ x (some weight)
50×3 = 150 (means the box three feet away is acting upon the beam with 150FTlbs of force, and the other box being only 1 foot away would need 150lbs to equal the 150ftlbs.
If box X was 2 feet away from the pivot point it would need only 75lbs.