Tag Archives: Cessna 172

Aircraft Values & What Affects Them

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue Q: I have heard there has been a big jump in values of some Cessna 172 Skyhawks. Can you verify? A: You are … Continue reading

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A Flight To End Polio

Photos republished with permission © 2020, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue If you ask Peter Teahen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, why he is flying a single-engine airplane around the world, he will … 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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Buying & Selling An Airplane & The 100LL Revolution!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Q: You said an airplane that is 8 months “out of annual” (defined as more than 12 months since last annual inspection), is worth less than the cost of … Continue reading

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Me, A Seaplane Pilot? Just Do It!

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue There are many reasons to get your seaplane pilot certificate: get it in lieu of a normal flight review; challenge yourself by leaving your comfort zone to do something … Continue reading

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ASK PETE

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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BRS Aerospace Adds Five More Facilities To Cessna Parachute Installation Network

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – BRS Aerospace has named another five Cessna Parachute System Authorized Installation Centers in North America and South Africa to handle whole aircraft parachute installations on the … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

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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Ask Pete!

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 – 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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