Removing rear seats in 182

I'd like to remove the rear seats in our 63' 182F from time to time to accomodate odly shapped cargo and things. From a regulatory point of view operating the flight part 91 only for pleasure can I do this and if so how do I prove to myself and the helpful folks in Oklahoma City if asked, how I calculated the appropriate data points on a weight and balance/CG analysis?

Thank you in advance,

- E


  • Scott ShererScott Sherer COO Forum Moderator
    Hi, there's absolutely no reason you can't remove your rear seats as needed. You can weigh the seats and you know the moment from your weight and balance sheet. You can then recompute your WB chart with the new information. This should not be a big deal.

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

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