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ALC-63: Performance and Limitations
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Bright Spot, Inc.
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An airplane represents a compromise of design. Some airplanes are designed to climb rapidly and cruise at high speeds or to carry heavy loads over long distances. Others sacrifice climb performance, load carrying ability, and cruise airspeed for economy in manufacture and in operation.

The airplane that we intend to operate on any given flight is subject to perform within the parameters of its design and with consideration of atmospheric conditions and pilot technique. It will also have certain limitations established to help insure safe operation.

It is the responsibility of the pilot, on each and every flight, to make sure that the airplane is capable of safely performing the tasks that will be required.
This course takes a practical approach to review the concepts of weight and balance, aircraft performance, and aircraft limitations.

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