What is LOAD FACTOR?

1 In relation to the structure, the ratio of an external load to the weight of an aircraft. Loads may be centrifugal and aerodynamic due to manoeuvring, to gravity, to ground or water reaction; usually expressed as g, eg 7 g is a load seven times the weight of the aircraft. 2 In aircraft operations, the actual payload on a particular flight as a percentage of the maximum permissible payload,


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