What exactly is a plane's useful load?
This doesn't seem right!
The specs for the Bonanza g36 say its "useful load"= 1,073 lbs. If it can carry up to 6 people, let's assume they weight 170lbs each. 6x170=1,020 lbs. So according to the above definition, that would mean a Bonanza could only carry 53lbs of fuel?! Avgas weighs what, over 6 lbs/gallon?
Can someone please clarify exactly what "useful load" is for GA aircraft? I'm gearing up to get my ppl and wanna know this basic stuff in advance.