Archives: Ask Pete

Flying In Cold Weather & Reasons Not To Give Your FBO The Cold Shoulder

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Q: Last week after the first cold snap of the season, I flew my new (to me) 2007 Cessna 172R. With an outside air temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit … Continue reading

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A Little Elbow Grease Can Go A Long Way!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Q: I just bought a 4-year-old Cessna 182 Skylane, and want to sell my 15-year-old Skylane. What things can an owner do to a used airplane that will increase … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Confession: In the previous issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I incorrectly stated that there were 517 Cessna 172 Skyhawks built in 1986. I switched numbers by mistake. The … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Q:  You warned a friend to hang onto paperwork indicating he paid sales tax when he bought his airplane, forever!  Why? A: If your friend ever moves to a … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 Q: Recently, you said you think “book” retail figures on airplane prices are not always real accurate. Why is that? A: I have seen many owners look at “Aircraft Value … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Q: With spring just around the corner, are there any hazards especially associated with spring that I should be reminded of? A: Yes, birds and bees and crosswinds. Birds … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue Q. Have you ever done something really dumb in an airplane? A. While I was fixed base operator and airport manager at Waukesha, Wisconsin, I had to fly to … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2017/January 2018 issue Q: Continuing the question that appeared in the October/November 2017 issue about extending range in a Cessna 172N, you did not mention adding auxiliary fuel tanks. What about … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Q: You said an airplane can sometimes land with a little more crosswind on a grass runway than a paved runway. Why? A: On grass runways, especially if wet, … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Q: Do pitch changes occur with power changes in an airplane with the engine mounted above the cabin like a Lake Amphibian? A: There are significant pitch changes with … Continue reading

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