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Pitts S-2C Weight & Balance

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May 28, 2009
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Month ago our airclub has got new S-2C and I found that it has 1297 lbs Standard Empty Weight and 403 lbs Useful Load (1700 lbs Gross). Therefore we can fly only with two 132 lbs pilots and 23 gall Useful fuel or with two 165 lbs pilots and only 12 gall of fuel (IAW POH) It’s impossible to fly with our 220 lbs instructor. Our S-2C has Garmin and smoke. How can we fly our Pitts with two person and fuel for 1 hour and perform aerobatic and spins? Is it possible and safely to fly Pitts out of Weight and Balance?
Best regards.
Edited by: kurt090

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