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Principles of Flight

by Chief Pilot John Bastan Atmosphere composition The atmosphere is composed of 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, and 1% other gases, such as Argon or helium. As some of these elements are heavier than others, there is a natural tendency of these elements, such as Oxygen, to settle to the surface of the earth, while the […]

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The Safety Corner

Assistant Chief Pilot Pete A. Rafle I still read and hear stories about fuel management errors that lead to an aircraft incident. If you fly a Cessna high wing aircraft then your goal is to not run out of fuel. Leave the fuel selector in both and keep track of the fuel usage during the […]

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Solar Success

Last year at this time there was a large crew from Trinity Solar working in over 100 degree weather on the roofs of the T-hangars. It was a big and costly project. However, these sunny days certainly have reduced our ever increasing electric bills. Here are some of the facts since going online in August, […]

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Fuel Contamination

Important Information from Dick Nierenberg Everybody assumes that fuel contamination comes from external sources, i.e. water, debris, leaking gas caps, etc. However, there are other sources of contamination which are explained in a very informative article provided by Gammon Technical Products, Inc., a supplier of fueling accessories. Whether you are a airplane owner, student or […]

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Airport Co-Owner Dick Nierenberg Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award “I am convinced that human flight is both possible and practical.” Wilbur Wright, 1899 Last month we gathered as Princeton Airport’s co-owner, Dick Nierenberg, received a plaque from Gene McCoy, Chief of Allentown FSDO,┬áto┬áhonor Dick’s over 50 years as a pilot. Those who came had some funny stories to share, […]

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