Princeton Airport News – July 2019

Princeton Airport was always been a good looking airport throughout the years.  However, since we moved in in 1985, we have worked to make it even better.  For those who have been here for years, you can see the many improvements that have been made.  For you more recent to 39N, check our website to see some of the old picture or go to the upstairs Pilot’s Lounge and see the pictures on the walls. 39Ns 108 years have seen vast changes.
With this history, the airport recently bought a new zero turn grass cutter which will keep the green cut closer to obstacles.  This year it’s been challenging to keep the grass cut with all of the rain. But we think the place looks great.
July 5  – 7th, 2019
If you’re not sure how to navigate through this, please check with one of our instructors.
We have recorded and published our latest podcast featuring special guest Skip Rawson. Skip has been a fixture in aviation and he has so many wonderful stories about his long flying career.  Most will have you laughing and are totally entertaining.  Whether you know him as long as we have, or you’re just getting introduced, Skip Rawson will be memorable.

Since 1985, the operators of Princeton Airport have opened their doors to visitors (both young and young-at-heart) to let them see and experience the daily operations of the airfield. This summer, Princeton Airport invites the public to free tours during the months of July and August every Tuesday morning. Starting at 10:30 AM, the tours will address the past 108 years of the airport’s history, explore the present day-to-day operations and facilities, as well as take a glimpse into the bright future of Princeton Airport.
Whether you have kids or grand kids visiting or you know of a group looking for a outing, this is a great event for all ages.
BARBECUE at Princeton Airport 

It was a spectacular day at 39N when we gathered around the fence while airport manager, Ken Nierenberg flipped the hamburgers and hot dogs.  Long time aviators as well as folks who recently joined the world of aviation enjoyed good food, good weather, and great aviation stories.  Having been in aviation for a long time, it was great to greet former flight instructors who are now retired recently licensed pilots. 
Transient pilots who flew into 39N were pleasantly surprised to share some food.


Countdown 6 MONTHS left to FAA Deadline – 2020!!!
ADBS Solution is in stock.  Install the New GDL 82 which complies with the 2020 FAA Mandate for ADSB out for prices starting at $2495 installed.  See or talk to Ken.
As the deadline is approaching, schedule your installation soon, as we are starting to get backed up.
We have lots of used equipment available for installation.  See Ken.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg
Saturday, July 20th, 2019
8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
For appointments:  609-921-3100

1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.

You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment.
No walk-in without a confirmation number.

HAPPY 4th of July
Safe Flying
1978 Piper Arrow III
650 SMOH and
PropGarmin 430King KX
330 TransLo Presti CowlingComplete LogsFresh Annual
Asking $57,900
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details

May 2019 Achievements

Jeff Williams soloed, Jeff Slutsky CFII.

Private Pilot:
Sarma Pochinaped/CFI Saad Sheikh.
Emily Johnson/CFII Jeff Slutsky

NEWS from the
The PAFT Mini Fly Ins continue to be a wonderful way to socialize with fellow aviation enthusiasts. We flew 5 trips in June, with a total of 41 trips halfway through the year.
Our next dinner meeting will be held September 11, but our Mini Fly In’s will continue throughout the summer. Contact Ben Gazdowicz at for information to be added to the ‘Group Me’ app for up to date information on mini fly in’s. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy 4th of July!
The Flying Tigers is an aviation social club that was formed to support aviation and 39N.. All who are interested in aviation are welcome to attend! Join us for dinner to share your aviation experiences!
July,  2019
  4th:  Independence Day
20th:  FAA Medical Doctor  8:00 – noon
Call airport for appointment
Airport Tours – Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Free airport tours – weather permitting
No reservations.
From The Right Seat
Peter Rafle, Chief Pilot Emiteritus
I often hear a non-pilot mangle an aviation term, or simply not understand how airplanes fly.  I have thought of a few examples of what I heard and how I attempted to re-educate the speaker.

Within the last week, we have heard, from the highest level of government to the broadcast news that an “unmanned drone” was shot down.  First, drones never have pilots.  They are according to The American Collegiate Dictionary,” a remotely controlled mechanism, as an airplane or boat.” The more correct statement could be that an unmanned recognizance aircraft, or U.S Navy drone was shot down.

Call Ken – 609-731-4628.
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