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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: Pete, I think you are full of hot air. In the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, you said an older four-seat airplane could be operated almost as cheaply as a … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: What trends do you see in the used airplane market? A: The demand for older (pre 1970) airplanes and most, but not all, twins continues to be soft. Late (last 15 … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: I’m thinking about buying my first airplane and wonder what your opinion is about buying a tricycle gear versus a tailwheel airplane? A: For most pilots and most situations, the tricycle … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Hey Pete: I am a struggling GA aircraft owner. One mechanic tells me I need this, and another one tells me I need that. At what point do I say enough is enough and just fly the … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Question: My aircraft is due for a major overhaul or replacement. If I bite the bullet and rebuild or replace the engine, then sold the plane, will I recoup my investment, or … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: The engine in my Beech A-36 is due for an overhaul. I am wondering about buying a turbine conversion. What do you think? A: What’s not to like about an engine that offers better reliability, much … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: Can I renew my aircraft registration online? A: Yes, if you have no changes of address or other info and comply within the time frame stated when you get your renewal from the Federal Aviation Administration. … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q:  I’ve heard of bogus purchase scams where owners have been swindled out of money on car sales with fake cashier’s checks, and am now considering selling my airplane. Any advice? A:  Be very careful! I would … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: What do you see of the current used airplane market? A: Used airplane values took a dive after the world events of 9/11, and again when the recession hit about 4 years ago. Overall I think … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: My old Taylorcraft (just purchased) has no information as to cruise power settings. Is there any rule of thumb I can use? A: Yes, old timers used two ways for fixed-pitch … Continue reading

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