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useful load

The difference between the maximum allowable weight of the aircraft and its empty weight. The useful load includes the weight of the occupants, baggage, any cargo, useful fuel, and drainable oil.
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Like Premier's Dakota redo, these have useful loads in the 1150- to 1200-pound range.
In the Skylane line, that gets you into the Q and R models, which have similar useful loads, but probably just a bit less than the Dakota in the real world.
In certain flight profiles, the winglets provide an aircraft of greater range, increased useful loads and improved high and hot performance, while simultaneously improving fuel economy.
Useful loads are in the 850-pound range, although some owners report less.
The only significant downside to the DA40 is the limited useful load, at roughly 850 pounds.
According to Boeing officials, the Chinook is capable of handling useful loads up to 24,000 lb.
Our experience is that such data can be a trifle optimistic, especially when it comes to cruise speeds and useful loads.
Starting at the speedy end, the Cessna 210 is probably the best compromise of load and speed, with many models offering useful loads in the 1500-pound range.
This limit is so restrictive that few LSAs have reasonable useful loads.