Enter the body mass (kg) and the wing area (m^2) into the Wing Loading Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Wing Loading. 

Wing Loading Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Wing Loading.

WL = M / WA


  • WL is the Wing Loading (kg/m^2)
  • M is the body mass (kg) 
  • WA is the wing area (m^2) 

To calculate wing loading, divide the body mass by the wing area.

How to Calculate Wing Loading?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Wing Loading.

  1. First, determine the body mass (kg). 
  2. Next, determine the wing area (m^2). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = WL = M / WA.
  4. Finally, calculate the Wing Loading.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

body mass (kg) = 30

wing area (m^2) = 10

WL = M / WA = ?