Tag Archives: Cessna 140

Altitude Adjustment: Two Wisconsin Pilots Set Their Careers by the Altimeter

by Jim Neidert Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Two Wisconsin pilots, Tom Ricchio from Iola and Tom Hegy from Hartland, have seen the earth from very different perspectives over their combined 71,000 hours of flying time. Their … Continue reading

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Don Pellegreno… A Pilot Who Loved Airplanes

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue In writing about Don Pellegreno, the question becomes one of including 60 years of flying and restoring aircraft into a story that is not a heavy book. Soloing an Aeronca Champ in … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

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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Ask Pete!

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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DC-3… The Good Ol’ Days

by Richard J. (Dick) Reilly Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 In his poem “In The Droving Days,” Australian Poet Laureate, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson, refers to a drover’s lame and aging old war horse nostalgically as “One of the … Continue reading

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