Archives: Ask Pete

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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Engine Upgrades, Rag Bags & Clones

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Q) My 1976 Cessna 182P with a 230 hp Continental 0-470 engine needs an overhaul. My mechanic is suggesting I consider a … Continue reading

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Portable Radios, Carb Heat, Backseat Drivers & More!

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue Q: What do you hear about the current airplane market? A: My spies ALL tell me the market is still strong, especially … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary Reunion For Van’s RV Aircraft Highlights Homebuilt Aircraft Activities At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. – The 50th anniversary of Van’s Aircraft RV series, which has become the world’s most popular kit airplane, will be a major element of homebuilt aircraft … Continue reading

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Spring Hazards, From Bugs & Birds, To Old Liens

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue Q) A friend has offered to sell me his airplane at what I consider a fair price. He did mention that there … Continue reading

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Here One Day, Gone The Next!

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue Q) A friend told me you did some unusual marketing when you were the longtime manager of a fixed base operation. What … Continue reading

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Aircraft Sales & Having Fun On Skis!

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue Q: Is the airplane market still strong? What do you hear from airplane sales professionals you know? A: To get … Continue reading

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Off-Airport Landings… Cornfields Not Recommended!

by Pete Schoeninger © 2021 October. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Q: What is a thumb compression check? I note that it is mentioned frequently in accident reports. A: After an airplane accident, … Continue reading

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A Prepurchase Inspection Can Be An Annual Inspection, But It’s Usually Not That Thorough

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue Therefore, Buyers Need To Be Realistic If Their Mechanic Misses Something. Q: What’s the latest on the used airplane market? A: From what … Continue reading

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