Beech Sierra TOTAL TIME: 4375
ENGINE TIME: 975 SMOH BY AERODYNE 8/2002 TO NEW SPECSPROP TIME: 975 SINCE NEW 3 BLADE SIMITAR
FRESH ANNUALDUAL COLLINS MICROLINE NAV-COMS
PMA 8000 AUDIO PANEL
CENTURY 3 FULLY COUPLED AUTO-PILOT
APOLLO 360 GPS
2012 has flown by with more hype than anyone really wanted – the elections, climate change, the deficit, weather and more problems than we really would like. As we enter into this holiday season, all of us at 39N want to wish you a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to serving you in 2013.
Generations will remember the hurricane of 2012 – minimizing all of the other activities that occured this year. However, despite Sandy, or perhaps because of Sandy, this holiday season seems all the more precious.
Last winter was a very mild one, however so far this year, it looks like Mother Nature is making up for lost time, as November has had more snow than many previous years. Please read about “Winter Operations” so you’ll be prepared if and when we get our next storm.
We hope to see you at the Santa Event and/or the Menorah Event. Whatever you celebrate, we wish you well.
Naomi, Dick, Ken & Steve Nierenberg
ANNUAL SANTA FLY-IN
Help & Contribute
One of the best events at 39N is the Santa Fly-In. This will be the 37th year that we have sponsored this happening. (At 47N prior to Princeton.) On Monday, December 24th at 11:00 a.m. Santa will fly into the airport with gifts for area children. To participate you must bring a wrapped gift for you child or children with the name in large print. (Gift not to exceed 12″. If you have more than one gift, tie them together so Santa gives them out together.) Read Press Release
You must also bring an equal number of unwrapped gifts for NEEDY children. In the lobby there will be two chimneys to receive the respective gifts. Get your gifts in early, as Santa dispenses them in the order we receive them. (Collection starts Nov. 23rd.)
Every year the Princeton Airport Flying Tigers have helped Santa with this event. If you can spare some time on December 24, please join in by traffic control; set-up; clean-up; crowd control; and serving cookies and cocoa. It’s lots of fun.
Let’s break the Guiness World Record! Join The Jewish Center for a historic Chanukah lighting. We are attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most menorahs lit at one time and in one place. In order to set a new world record, over 780 menorahs will need to be lit simultaneously. This exciting Chanukah celebration is open to the congregation and the community. The event will take place on the fourth night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 11, 5:30 p.m. at the Princeton Airport, inside the hangar. There is a $3 per person cover at the door. Advance registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, email ChanukahfortheRecord@thejewishcenter.org. Please see the flyer below for important details.
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers
Meet ‘N Greet
with coffee & bagels
Saturday, December 1, 2012
10:00 – noon
Take a break from the holiday rush and join us for bagels and coffee. Join fellow pilots and share your experiences of this past, eventful year.
This Saturday you will also be able to schedule your medical.
Finally, we ask you to bring contributions for our regular Santa event, and please be extra generous as Hurricane Sandy has left so many people in need. Bring your contributions to the lobby where you have the Santa chimneys and other containers for food,
SAFETY CORNER – by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle
Many of us fly airplanes because it provides us with an endless opportunity for continually learning new thing about aviation and ourselves. As the days grow shorter,
and the days and nights are colder, we find ourselves on the ground more and flying less.
The winter days do provide opportunities for flying, but they also afford us the chance to read that “airplane” book, take a course at the AOPA or FAA website, and attend a pilot seminar.
Most pilots are habitual readers. We devour the many aviation magazines that arrive monthly at our homes. I want to draw your attention to some of the books that I have enjoyed recently and that I feel will broaden your aviation knowledge.
We plan to run a Private Pilot Ground School after the holidays, when you are refreshed and ready to take on a new challenge. This class will meet once a week for approximately 13 weeks for three hours. Each week you will have had to read a chapter and the instructor will discuss the subject in class. You will take the block quizzes and the final exam together.
Our long time experience has proven this a most productive way to get through the gournd portion. Everyone loves the flying!
Sign up and we will determine the day of the week that is most convenient for the majority. Please sign up at the front desk where there will be more information.
Although the calender doesn’t show Winter until December 22, it sure feels like it now. Our equipment has been oiled and cleaned up, so we’re ready.
Please give us fair warning that you want to fly. Call the office and we’ll put you on the list to plow out your area. If you’re not planning to fly for a while, please don’t call and make sure those that have to fly, are able to.
Also, if you need a “pre-heat”, again called to airport and we’ll put you on the pre-heat list. Please give us advanced notice, as you are among several others and the school planes which will have to fly.
Lastly, let’s all keep our fingers crossed and hope for a milder winter.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
Saturday, Dec. 1, ’12
8:00 – noon : Call 609-921-3100 for appointment.
Walk-ins until 11:30.
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING MEDICAL APPLICATIONS!!
EFFECTIVE OCT 1 2012 (FOR NEXT FAA DOC APPOINTMENT): ALL FAA MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT ON-LINE @
You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment. No walk-in without a confirmation number.
Sad News – we have received news that long time pilot, Jack Hornstein has died. Jack had a very long history as a pilot, having soloed in 1942, here at Princeton Airport. We knew Jack when he flew with us at 47N. Jack served in the military during WWII and he share many flying stories with us. He will be miss.
Tips on preparing for a check ride. John Bastan
As an experienced Flight Instructor, I have prepared and signed off many students for their practical exam. Each and every student has successfully passed their exam on the first try, and the following article will help you do the same.
1. Make sure you are ready
Just because you meet the PTS standards, doesn’t mean you are ready for your checkride. If you have any doubts, fly with another instructor for a second opinion. It is always good practice to do this as a matter of course, but if you feel uncertain, ask your instructor for it. If the 2nd instructor feels you are ready it will boost your confidence and if not, it’s better to review areas the stage check instructor thought needed improvement. Whatever you do, don’t rush your checkride because of vacation or other reasons. Make sure you are ready and listen to the little voice inside you, which usually warns you if you are doing something you shouldn’t.
23 Members attended the Nov. 14th dinner at Pasta & Pizza where `150th Aero Club CFII Jon Friedman gave a great presentation on float planes. 3 planes & 5 members attended the 11/18 fly-in to Sky Acres, 44N.
PAFT members & friends will be helping Santa on December 24 to make the event a rousing success. Please join in – sign up on our website.
Join us for a lecture on Bats at our next dinner on 1/9/13 @ the Hopewell Bistro. The January fly-in is still to be determined.
US Air Force Auxiliary
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Somerset Squadron at Princeton Airport
The North East Region Civil Air Patrol was tasked in response to Hurricane Sandy. We had over 400 Air Sorties and Many Ground Sorties for FEMA, The Army Corp of Engineers, The National Guard and the Red Cross.Our Missions are Emergency Services – Cadet Programs – Aerospace Education
Squadron meetings on the 1st Monday of the Month from Dec thru March beginning at 6 pm until 8:30 except Holidays.
In the Conference Room On the 2nd Floor
For those interested in joining the Somerset Squadron at the Princeton Airport or learning more about the Civil Air Patrol please visit us at one of our meetings.