FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS > Purchasing the STC > 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?

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Q:  I've downloaded your sample flight manual supplement.  Why should I pay you, since I now know my airplane's performance at the higher weight?

A:  Because you are an honest and experienced pilot. You realize that deliberately operating your airplane at weights over 2950 pounds without our STC is a clear violation of several US Federal Aviation, EASA and Transport Canada regulations, is contrary to your insurance policy, and exposes you to great liability in case of a ramp check, incident, or accident.  To risk your pilot's license, or worse, for the sake of saving $750 is not the kind of decision a prudent pilot would make.

Besides all of that, we worked very hard and invested a lot to bring this STC to market.  We'd like to think most pilots would appreciate that.