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Q:  What is the difference between a Supplemental Airplane Flight Manual and an Airplane Flight Manual Supplement?

A:  Cessna 182P airplanes built from 1972 through 1975 were delivered with a Cessna Owner's Manual. The 1976 182P and the 1977-1978 182Q were delivered with a more comprehensive GAMA format Pilot's Operating Handbook. These were not, nor were they required to be, FAA approved (although they may have incorporated some FAA approved data).  STC changes affecting these manuals and handbooks are documented in what is called a "Supplemental Airplane Flight Manual."

Beginning with the 1979 182Q, and for all later model year 182 airplanes, an FAA Approved Pilot's Operating Handbook and Airplane Flight Manual (POH/AFM) was required and serialized to each airplane. These manuals are required equipment and must be carried in the airplane. STC changes affecting these manuals are documented in what is called an "Airplane Flight Manual Supplement" or AFMS.

Cessna 182P and 182Q airplanes were built in seven different performance / fuel capacity groups, and this required that we produce seven different flight manual supplements.  You'll get the correct one for your airplane based upon its serial number.