Whilst browsing through the database, and having seen them "in the flesh", Cessna Stationairs and Piper Cherokee 6's, amongst others, look like they could be prone some weight related issues.
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How much of a danger is there of the aircraft "popping a wheelie" like that infamous Korean MD11 photograph? How is the weight balanced to ensure the rear fuselage doesn't touch the ground, should the rear seats be occupied?
I'm assuming some description of ballast would be required in the front of the aircraft, or in cruise, some serious trimming.
Any insight as to the prevention of an incident would be appreciated.
[Edited 2008-01-03 13:20:04]