Tag Archives: Pete Schoeninger

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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Aircraft Records, Heavy Wings, College Tuition, Bonanzas, Props, Skyhawks, Upgrades, Filler Caps, Primers & Bluebook Values

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Q:  Do you recommend keeping all airplane records inside the cockpit? A:  When flying, I suggest you only carry what is required onboard, which are certificates of airworthiness, aircraft … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Q:  You warned a friend to hang onto paperwork indicating he paid sales tax when he bought his airplane, forever!  Why? A: If your friend ever moves to a … 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 – 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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