Tag Archives: Bonanza

When To Pickle My Engine & Am I In A Pickle Without ADS-B?

by Pete Schoeninger Published In Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Q: How often and how long should I I fly my Beech Sport (150 hp Lycoming engine) in the winter before considering engine preservative action? A: Lycoming S/L L180B … Continue reading

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Back To “By The Numbers Basics” & Autopilot Interface

by Capt. Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 In previous issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I have been emphasizing keeping current on the gauges for the day the autopilot does crazy things or just plainly … Continue reading

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PLBs & Satellite Messengers – Are They Worth Buying?

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Q: My friend, a medical doctor, strongly urges me to carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger – even when flying day VFR – in the … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Prop Damage On A Gravel Airstrip & What To Do If You Are Missing An Airframe Maintenance Logbook

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Q: What trends do you see in used airplane values? A: As I see it, I think the market is fairly strong, led by airplanes commonly used for training, … Continue reading

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The Mini Garmin GTN-650 & Take-Off Minimums

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue I have had the opportunity to fly some of the most sophisticated aircraft in the industry while instructing customers. Aircraft with state-of-the-art avionics. So, when it came … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Q: My prop (on my Cessna 172L) is marked MTM7653. What do those numbers mean? Could I put a seaplane prop on it for better takeoff performance? A: The first two numbers are diameter in inches. The … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Q: What do you see of the current used airplane market? A: Used airplane values took a dive after the world events of 9/11, and again when the recession hit about 4 years ago. Overall I think … Continue reading

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Instrument Flight Buttonology, Garmins & Weather Technology

by Michael Kaufman At press time, Wisconsin’s and the world’s biggest aviation event, “EAA AirVenture Oshkosh” was upon us, and we can all hope that it was a safe event as many pilots traveled long distances to get there. With … Continue reading

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GPS Is The Future of Navigation

by Michael Kaufman After concentrating my column for the last four issues on autopilots, my efforts will now turn to Global Positioning System, better known as “GPS.” When asked what the invention of the decade was, many people say, the … Continue reading

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Autopilots – Part III How To Use A Flight Director

by Michael Kaufman This is the third article in a continuing series I have been writing on “autopilots.” Since beginning this series, I have encountered more issues with malfunctioning autopilots than in the previous 40 years I have been flying … Continue reading

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