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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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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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What To Say If Your Best Friend Bought A Dog of An Airplane

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The Misunderstood Master Switch Q: I rode along with a pilot friend and his avionics technician while they were doing some inflight checking of avionics. I was horrified as … 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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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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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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