FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: What advantage is there to incorporating your STC?
Q: What changes are made to my airplane?
Q: I'm confused. Is this a gross weight increase, a ramp weight increase, a useful load increase, or a payload increase?
Q: How can I contact you?
Purchasing the STC
Q: What am I paying for, and how much will it cost?
Q: How long must I wait to receive the STC data package and what are my delivery options?
Q: Are there any additional charges?
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
Q: What if I sell my airplane? Does the STC go with it?
Q: We operate a small fleet of Cessna 182P/182Q airplanes. Are quantity discounts available?
Q: We are a dealer, restorer, OEM, or STC holder specializing in Cessna 182P/182Q airplanes. Are courtesy discounts available?
Q: I've downloaded your sample flight manual supplement. Why should I pay you, since I know my airplane's performance at the higher weight?
Q: I don't feel comfortable buying the STC via your web site. What are my options?
Q: What documents are part of the STC? What exactly do I get?
Q: Why do I need an ICA? My previous STC didn't have one.
Q: What is the difference between a Supplemental Airplane Flight Manual and an Airplane Flight Manual Supplement?
Q: Which airplanes are eligible for this STC?
Q: My airplane is not US registered. May I still incorporate your STC?
Q: My airplane is an F182P or F182Q built in France by Reims Aviation. Can I incorporate your STC?
Q: When I compare my Cessna's serial number with your list, it suggests mine is a 1972 model. But the FAA registration database says it's a 1971. Which is correct?
Incorporating the STC
Q: How do I proceed to actually incorporate the STC?
Q: I thought the STC was a done deal. Why do I need an FAA Form 337 and "Approval for Return to Service"?
Q: Who is an "authorized person"?
Q: What could possibly preclude or limit the incorporation of this STC?
Q: My A&P/IA says that a previous STC installed in my airplane precludes incorporating your STC. What now?
Q: My 337 was rejected by the FAA Aircraft Registry. Why?
Limitations and CG
Q: Are there any new operating limitations with the STC?
Q: Exactly what are the new CG limitations?
Q: Is there a change in maximum ramp weight?
Q: Does the landing weight increase as well?
Q: What is the Maximum Zero Fuel Weight limitation?
Q: I've heard that all the later higher gross weight Cessna 182's really suffer in performance and service ceilings. Is this true?
Q: What if I need to land right away, or at weights above 2950 pounds?
Q: Will damage occur from an overweight landing?
Q: If I encounter an emergency at the higher weight, what do I do? Are there airspeed changes?
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