June 2014 News from Princeton Airport

June will hopefully be the turning point for the miserable weather 2014 has brought us and aviation, and every aspect of our lives.We have had some wonderful flying weather of late, and it is great to see some of you who have been in hibernation.

In the next few days we will be getting some new planes for sale, new staff, and we’re ready to get into the summer mode.  Come and join us.

AIRPLANES COMING – FOR SALE
 We haven’t had the inventory for airplane buyers of the past, however we have two new ones arriving soon.  Check with Ken Nierenberg, 609-731-4625 orKen@princetonairport.com and he’ll give you the details.  If you don’t see what you need or want, talk with him and he’ll find your desired airplane.

Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

Invite you to
Meet ‘N Greet  – Saturday,
June 7th, 2014
10:00 am – noon

Bagels & Coffee

               Bagels & coffee
Whether you’re flying your plane or have a lesson, stop by for some coffee and bagels and meet new and long time pilots in the Lounge.  You can even get a medical that morning.  (See below.)

NIGHT FLYING
Instructors:  AJ Aburaida, CFI  and Kris Hendrickson, CFII
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Time: 7:pm
Free – bring a friend. 

WELCOME as a FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

A.J. Aburaida has been working at 39N for several years – beginning as a line person in order to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot.  He continued working and training while also earning a college education.We now want to welcome A J to the position of flight instructor.  He knows 39N inside out.

F.Y.I.
  •  Self-Serve has been inoperable for since the old tanks were taken out of commission, November 22, 2013. As of this writing, the 100LL Self Serve is fully functional AND, a dime cheaper than full serve.
  • Since the installation, our AWOS (Automated Weather Observation System) has been intermittent at best.  After review of the situation with members of the NJDOT and engineers from DIGI-WX, they were able to identify the situation and make the necessary action to make it a viable, working AWOS.
  • In process of moving the CATS testing center to the first floor.
  • Rising rental and instructor rates within the next month.

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko 

June 7th, 2014
8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
Call 609-921-3100609-921-3100 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

Let’s briefly review radio communications at non-towered airports (including 39N).  The AIM (refer to section 4-1-9) states that “inbound traffic should monitor and communicate on CTAF from 10 miles to landing.”  Be particularly aware of operations such as parachute dropping, gliders, and special ops at airports conducting these activities. Alexandria, Penn Ridge, Blairstown, and Orange County, NY are examples of these airports.

 

Listen for traffic indicating the landing runway and the apparent volume in the pattern. If there is an automatic weather reporting system on the field, activate to obtain wind information.   If there is no such equipment listen to a nearby controlled field’s AWOS or ATIS.
PLEASE CONTINUE READING

  REMEMBER DAD 
AND/OR GRAD

What better gift can you give than a gift of flying.  Introductory Flying Lessons, gift certificates for fuel, lessons, or whatever your favorite pilot will enjoy!  Come to the front desk and someone will help you.

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

PAFT welcomed the return, however slowly, of warmer temperatures and more daylight to make up for lost flying time this winter.  After a summer break, dinner meetings will resume on Wednesday, September 10th at Cafe Graziella in Hillsborough.

The next fly-in is Sunday, June 20th to Myerstown, PA (9D4) to tour the Cornwall Furnace Ironworks.  Guest are always welcome at PAFT events – visit www.paft-nj.org for more information.

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


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