Tag Archives: Pete Schoeninger

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Columns, Columns, Feb/March 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Columns, Columns, Dec 2019/Jan 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Columns, Columns, Oct/Nov 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Aug/Sept 2019, Columns, Columns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Columns, Columns, June/July 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in April/May 2019, Ask Pete, Columns, Columns | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Columns, Columns, February/March 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Columns, Columns, December 2018/January 2019 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ask Pete, Aug/Sept 2018, Columns, Columns | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment