Aeronautical Terms beginning with T

Temporary Ballast

Weights that can be carried in a cargo compartment of an aircraft to move the location of CG for a specific flight condition. Temporary ballast must be removed when the aircraft is weighed.


Takeoff Weight

The weight of an aircraft just before beginning the takeoff roll. It is the ramp weight less the weight of the fuel burned during start and taxi.


Tare Weight

The weight of any chocks or devices that are used to hold an aircraft on the scales when it is weighed. The tare weight must be subtracted from the scale reading to get the net weight of the aircraft.


Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS)

The official specifications issued by the FAA for an aircraft, engine, or propeller.


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