General information for NAFC flying members
Weight & Balance worksheet (Blue Bird)
"Blue Bird" our C-172
The Pilot Operating Handbook recommends 26 psi for the nose wheel tire, 23 psi for the main landing gear tires.
Blue Birds oil dipstick shows a max of 8 quarts of oil. For local flights there should be a minimum of 6 quarts on the dip stick. For longer cross country trips start with at least 7 quarts showing on the dipstick. Depending on the length of the trip you may want to carry some oil with you. If you must add oil it’s best to add a full quart if you can, but don’t over fill. Oil in quart bottles is available in the hangar.
Blue Bird holds a total of 42 gallons of fuel. 5 gallons is unusable leaving 37 gallons of usable fuel. Always top off both wing tanks. A good rule of thumb to determine how much fuel is required is to multiply the flight tach time by 8 and then round up.