tail heavy

tail heavy

The condition of aircraft balance in which the center of gravity is behind its allowable aft limit. In this condition, the aircraft tends to rotate nose-up unless prevented.
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We had planned for this pallet to ride on the ramp, but the new weight made the aircraft severely tail heavy at 37 percent mean-aerodynamic chord (MAC).
Luckily the aircraft had been trimmed "tail heavy" which enabled it to climb and clear hills in the vicinity.