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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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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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Flying For Hire Is More Than Just Having A Commercial Pilot Certificate

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue Q: I want to start giving limited seaplane rides for hire from the lake where I have a house and keep my floatplane … Continue reading

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Knowing When Not To Be A Penny-Pincher!

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Q: I approached my local flight instructor about getting a tailwheel endorsement. He said he would give me necessary dual in his Citabria, but … Continue reading

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The Sun Shines Bright On Runway 27

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Q: Why do airport engineers layout a runway to align perfectly with a setting sun? Recently (September 15th) I was landing at … Continue reading

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Each Best Speed For Your Airplane Serves A Purpose

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue Q. Could you explain “best loiter speed” and how I can find it for my airplane? Also, where would I find information on “best power-off glide speed?” A. Best … Continue reading

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Restore Or Update Or None of the Above?

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Q: What do you hear about current airplane sale market conditions? A: Airplane salesmen I know tell me that for three weeks or so, the market just froze in … Continue reading

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Ways To Beat The High Cost of Replacement Parts & Avoid Mistakes In Buying A Used Airplane

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Q: What changes have you seen in the used airplane market since the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the U.S? A: As I write this (mid-April 2020), it is too early … Continue reading

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Factors To Consider When Shopping For A Used Airplane

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Q: I need help deciding which of two Bonanzas to buy. Two friends are going to sell their 1980 and 1981 F33A Bonanzas and pool their resources to buy … Continue reading

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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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