Wing-loading is a number indicating the load per unit of surface of a parachute. When wing-loading increases, the parachute tends to fly faster but is also more sensitive on inputs and requires more and more experience to by piloted safely.

Wing Loading Defined: Wing loading is the ratio of how much weight is carried by how much parachute. To calculate wing loading, simply take the total exit weight (including the main, reserve and container), then divide this figure by the area of the canopy.

To calculate wing loading, divide the mass of the bird or plane by the total area of the upper surface of its wings: wing loading = body mass (kg)/wing area (m2).

How is Exit weight calculated in skydiving?

A typical jumper’s exit weight will be about 20 to 25 pounds more than his or her body weight. In this article, the weight given for a jumper is his or her exit weight. Wing loading is equal to your exit weight in pounds divided by your canopy’s surface area in square feet.

Effect on performance. Wing loading is a useful measure of the stalling speed of an aircraft. Wings generate lift owing to the motion of air around the wing. Larger wings move more air, so an aircraft with a large wing area relative to its mass (i.e., low wing loading) will have a lower stalling speed.

Where is the wing root?

The wing root is the part of the wing on a fixed-wing aircraft or winged-spaceship that is closest to the fuselage, and is the junction of the wing with the fuselage (not with a nacelle or any other body).

## What size paraglider wing do I need?

So, if a wing’s takeoff weight range is 90kg to 110kg, the ideal pilot’s takeoff weight for that wing is between 100kg and 110kg, with the sweet spot being 105kg. A pilot with a takeoff weight under 100kg should go with a smaller wing with a favorable weight range matching their Takeoff Weight.

By increasing the wing loading the average speed achieved across country can be increased to take advantage of strong thermals. With a higher wing loading, a given lift-to-drag ratio is achieved at a higher airspeed than with a lower wing loading, and this allows a faster average speed across country.