This autumn has brought beautiful colors to the leaves – a perfect reason to fly and share it with someone who can also enjoy this privilage of aviation. Peak colors are coming soon.
Please read through the newsletter as there are some very important changes that effect you, particularly the changes in applying for a medical.
The venue of the airport has brought different events here, which makes it very convenient for you, our base customers. October has two events which you might want to couple with your flights – White Elephant Sale and Cannibeat Car Show.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko Saturday, Oct. 20, ’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 @
It’s that time again! First Class Fitment is back again and set to be bigger and better then ever. If you missed this event the last two years… make sure to come out this year! You can expect the best stanced and fitted cars from all over the coast. We will be having it at Princeton Airport again along with our famous CCW sponsored custom trophies. Get excited! This will be one of the best shows of the season. As seen on Import Tuner Magazine, Super Street Magazine, Fast Car Magazine, Hellaflush & Fatlace and much more!
Emergency Procedures by Chief Pilot John Bastan
In the event of an engine failure, the pilot in command must be ready to handle the situation safely. The following list contains the IMMEDIATE ACTION items.
1. Engine failure prior to rotation with runway remaining:
2. Engine failure after rotation with runway remaining:
-Land on remaining runway
3. Engine failure after rotation without runway remaining:
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers sponsoring the Meet ‘N Greet with coffee & bagels
Saturday, October 6, 2012 -10:00 – noon
Join fellow pilots and wanna-be pilots to share your “flying experiences”. Meet long time friends, and meet new ones. Everyone is welcome.
Effective October 1, 2012 Price Increase
We have done our utmost to hold the prices of rentals and instruction. Our last increase was July, 2010. In the interim, costs of fuel, maintenance and insurance have soared. We are increasing an average of 4.03%, well below the CPI of .5% for this same period. Some craft will be more while we are holding the prices of other planes. By increasing our rates, we can continue to serve you efficiently.
Assistant Chief Pilot Pete A. Rafle
Just last week, I had to make a decision about when to leave in order to avoid the thunderstorms and rain forecast for my destination. The rain was forecast to begin at 5 pm local, so, being conservative, I figured a 40 minute enroute time; added some maneuvering time; factored in that the rain could start early; and departed expecting to have an hour to land and put the airplane away before the rain started. Actually, the rain did not arrive until I was comfortably at home at 7pm!
A meteorologist once told me that there were too many factors such as humidity, temperature, soil moisture, and temperature, wind speeds, lifting potentials, etc., to make any forecast over 6 hours suspect.
Have you ever given thought to the accuracy of weather forecasts?
Many pilots do not trust the accuracy of any forecast more than eight hours ahead. Here are some thoughts on forecast accuracy for you to consider.
Many pilots prefer flying at night rather than during the day. Take advantage of this seminar to make you more proficient with night procedures. If you haven’t flown at night in a long time, why not schedule a flight with one of our CFIs.
Benefit for University Medical Center at Princeton 94th White Elephant Art, Antiques and Rummage Sale
Saturday, October 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday October 7, 2012
0:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
PRINCETON AIRPORT, 41 Airpark Road, Princeton, NJ
News from the Princeton Airport Flying Tigers
25 members attended the 9/12/12 PAFT dinner at Tusk.
On September 16, six members and two guests flew to Newburgh for our monthly fly-in.
The Oct. 21, 2012 the Tigers will fly to Schnectady, NY.
The next PAFT dinner will be on 11/14/12 at pasta & pizza in Manville. Please check the PAFT webpage for details