Archives: Ask Pete

Don’t Be Fuelish!

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2024 Digital Issue  Q) A friend swears he once saw a B-17 (World War II bomber with four piston-engines) takeoff with one of four engines … Continue reading

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Nickel & Dime, Or A Long-Term Relationship?

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Q) I intend to purchase a Cessna 182, and have been warned about the cost of occasional fuel tank replacements. Can you … Continue reading

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Landing On Ice & Snow-Covered Runways

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue Q) How thick should ice be on a frozen lake before it is safe to land on with my Cessna 172? Are … Continue reading

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Tachs, Dumb Stuff & Setting Your Selling Price!

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue Q: I have read that mechanical tachometers can have errors. Is that true? A: Yes, some do, especially older ones. If errors … Continue reading

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Cubs & Carbon Cubs & The Difference Between Landing & Takeoff Distances

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2023 Digital Issue Q) What do your spies tell you about the current used airplane market? I’ve heard that there are now some airplanes that … Continue reading

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One Float At A Time & Bonanza Aerobatics

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2023 Digital Issue Q) Occasionally I see floatplanes lift one float a few seconds before the other while taking off. Why? A) Sometimes, more often … Continue reading

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A Bad Rap, A Nudge… Whatever You Do, Don’t Do It!

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2023 Digital Issue Q) I’ve always loved the Cessna 177 Cardinal and wonder why Cessna Aircraft discontinued manufacturing them. Enlighted me, please. A) Yes, Cardinals … Continue reading

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Which End of A Grass Airstrip To Build A Hangar… Upslope or Downslope?

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2023 Digital Issue Q) What is FAR Part 134? A) Part 134 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) is a nickname given to oft violated … Continue reading

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I got ethanol in my gas… why?

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue Q) When I test car gas (my airplane has a car gas STC) that is advertised being “non-ethanol,” usually one of … Continue reading

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Safety In The Skies–The Airlines vs. GA

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2022 Digital Issue Q) What do you hear about the current aircraft market? A) As of mid-August, I asked two active local aircraft salesmen, Jeff … Continue reading

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