October 2012 Princeton Airport Newsletter

                                   News from 39N

October, 2012
Lights: 123.05
  
AWOS (609-924-3901)                                              609-921-3100 

Scheduling

In This Issue
New FAA Medical Requirements
Car Show
Emergency Procedures
Meet ‘N Greet
Price Increases
Safety Corner
Safety Seminar
White Elephant Sale
PAFT News
CAP News

Calendar of Events
October, 2012 
 

 6th:  Meet ‘n Greet
10:00-noon
Coffee & bagels
 

        *Princeton Hospital 
        White Elephant Sale
8th:  Columbus Day

13th:  Canibeat First Class
         Fitment   11:00 – 700

20th:  FAA Medical Doctor
8-noon.
21st:  PAFT Fly-in

29th:  Safety Seminar 7:00 pm
31st:  Halloween-Trick or Treat

 Columbus Day 

CONGRATULATIONS 

1ST SOLOS:

Shashi Kotvali/ CFII John Bastan

Jim Pedley/ CFII Bryan O’Donnell

Brian Ranes/ CFII Bryan

     O’Donnell

PRIVATE PILOT:  

Alfons Flatscher/Stephen Hansell
Denes Papp/
John Bastan

AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH

Cessna

1976 Cessna 150
Total Time:2550
Engine Time: 450
July Annual

 $26,900
FOR THIS & OTHER AIRPLANES AVAILABLE

 

Ken@princetonairport.com   

             609-731-4628   

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Dear Kenneth,

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 @
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.

Canibeat Presents: First Class Fitment 2012

Date: Saturday October 13th, 2012 | 11:00am-7:00pm

Location: Princeton Airport

41 Airpark Road Route 206

Princeton, NJ 08540

Official Website:  http://www.firstclassfitment.com

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:

        -Close throttle

        -Apply brakes 

2. Engine failure after rotation with runway remaining:

        -Close throttle

        -Land on remaining runway

        -Apply brakes

 3. Engine failure after rotation without runway remaining:

        -Close throttle

        -Pitch for best glide speed

        -Land in the most suitable area

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Princeton Airport Flying TigersBagels & Coffee
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.

Safety Corner

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. 

Please read on

SAFETY SEMINAR
 Topic: Night Operations
Assistant Chief Pilot: Bryan O’Donnell
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2012

 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

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
39N Logo

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

US Air Force Auxiliary

CIVIL AIR PATROL

Somerset Squadron at Princeton Airport

 

Public Affairs and Recruiting Event

Join us Tuesday the 2nd of Oct Anytime Between 6 pm to 7 pm

In the Conference Room On the 2nd Floor

 

Our Three Missions are Emergency Services – Cadet Programs – Aerospace Education

 

Squadron meetings are scheduled each Tuesday from 6 pm until 9 pm.

 

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.

 

For information about the Civil Air Patrol go to http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/

Or contact Major Paul at John.Paul@NJWG.CAP.GOV

 

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


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