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Feature Article: Category
Normal Category is a certification category. This category has
a maximum G loading of +3.8 G's (positive G's) -1.52 G's (negative
G's). Usually spins and other maneuvers that exceed the normal
flight envelope are prohibited.
Utility Category is a certification category. This category has
a maximum G loading of +4.4 G's and -1.76 G's. Aircraft in this
category are approved for maneuvers that are not acceptable in
the Normal category. Spins are required for certification in
the Utility category.
Frequently aircraft are certified in the normal category at published
gross weights. The same aircraft may also have a certification
in the Utility category with different weight and CG limits..
The category it falls into is dependent on it's weight and CG
location. The 150 is a utility category aircraft up to it's gross
weight. The Acrobat models are single certified in the acrobatic
category. The 172 is certified in both categories (at differnt
Highflyer et al
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