July 2014 News from Princeton Airport

fireworksJune brought us some of the most enjoyable weekend weather that we have seen in a long time. After this past winter, it is all the sweeter to enjoy flyable weather.
We welcome additional staff to accommodate your daily aviation needs.  Have a wonderful 4th of July and enjoy the rest of the month.

Princeton Airport Flying Tigers
Invite you to
Meet ‘N Greet  – Saturday,
July 5th, 2014
10:00 am – noon

Bagels & Coffee

               Bagels & Coffee
Now that we finally have some wonderful flying weather, share your experience with other pilots or students.  We gather in the lounge and talk “flying;.  Bring a friend.

SAFETY SEMINAR
UNDERSTANDING ENGINES
Learn what makes them work.
CFII: Kris Hendrickson
Thursday, July 17, 2014
7:00 – 10:00pm
Free – bring a friend.

SUMMER TOURS of 39N

 

During the months of July and August we offer free airport tours to the public.  Whether they are pre-schoolers or seniors, everyone will get a chance to enjoy the airport environment.  This is also a positive way for the public to understand why we need airports.

Date:  Every Tuesday (weather permitting)

Time:  10:30 am

Cost:  Free

So spread the word – every parent looks for things to do with children (of all ages).  We welcome them to Princeton Airport.

For more information, check www.princetonairport.com 

WELCOME & MEET NEW STAFF
FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS:
AJ Aburaida; You may remember him as the guy who used to fuel your plane.  Well, less than 4 years later, he is a proud CFI.  He received his CFI on May 20, and May 22, received his Bachelors Degree from  Kean University.  A busy week for him.
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Sean Sheu: Although he has only be flying for last 2 years, he is a sought after CFII from all who have flown with him.
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Kasual Soni : flying since 2008 is joining us as a CFI, on weekends so far.
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LINE SERVICE:
Omar Elsamna: New weekday Fuel Guy.  Just started in last 2 weeks,  l-o-v-e-s   aviation. And, that is why he is here.
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Gabriel Villano:  New Weekend Fuel Guy. Looking for a fueture in the military or police.  Or, in a few years, he could be teaching.
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US ISRAELI GENERAL AVIATION PICNIC at 39N

On June 1st the US Israeli General Aviation group held a picnic at Princeton.  There long made plans were to fly in formation over the Israeli Day Parade as it marched down 5th Avenue.  Although they had received the appropriate permissions, NY Center decline the entry.  Undaunted, they proceeded with their plans to fly to Princeton Airport for a picnic.  Lots of friends and family members awaited the formation fly-by over 39N.  It was a perfect day for this event.

The group consists of aviation fans, some with general aviation background and others that started their way as military pilots and continued as EL-AL Airlines pilots.

DUMPSTERS
The airport has two dumpster in the rear of the maintenance hangar – one for trash and one for recycling.  These are very costly and they are for the airport’s use only – not the public.  If you are found to be using them, you will be asked to leave the airport.  Please cooperate.

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko 

July 12th, 2014
8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
Call 609-921-3100 for appointment.

 

1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING MEDICAL APPLICATIONS!!

EFFECTIVE OCT 1 2012 (FOR NEXT FAA DOC APPOINTMENT):
ALL FAA MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT ON-LINE @
PRIOR TO YOUR MEDICAL EXAMINATION.
You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment.  No walk-in without a confirmation number.

From the Right Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

Last week I had a new aviation experience.  Let me start at the beginning.  I won a balloon flight for two people at a charity auction.  I have always been interested in balloon flight and operation, but powered, fixed wing airplanes dominated my aviation life.

Like most fixed wing pilots, I had some apprehension about filling a “bag” with hot air, climbing into a wicker basket attached by cables or ropes and letting the winds take us where it was blowing.  I had a lot of wrong assumptions about ballooning spinning in my brain. The best way to learn what this was all about was to climb into that basket and go flying.

AVIONICS NEWS


New & Used Avionics

In stock:  Garmin 400 – new & used

Are you in compliance with FAR 91.411 & 91.413 – transponder and altimeter checks due every two years.Get with the ADSB requirement early.  We have already installed 7 ADSB systems and they are working well.  You will have Traffic/ Weather without any subscription requirements.  Garmin makes the GDL 88 and the starting price is $6,000 installed.  Check for details on the Garmin website on what and how ADSB works.

                   Call Ken – 609-731-4628609-731-4628  

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Princeton Airport
Flying Tigers

Finally! Stretches of great weather allowed PAFT members to enjoy one of the best springs in many years.

The June fly-in was reconfigured in real time to Cherry Ridge (N30), PA.

The destination for July is Penns Cave (N74), PA for a boat ride in the cave. Guests are always welcome at PAFT events. Visit us at www.paft-nj.org.

41 Airpark Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 921-3100


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