Princeton Airport News – April 2022

Welcome Spring!

While the Spring is off to a somewhat cold start, the extended daylight hours have been wonderful. There are many students preparing for their check ride next month and we are excited to have new licensed pilots here at the Princeton Airport.

This past month we celebrated the 37th Anniversary of the Nierenbergs’ owning and operating the Princeton Airport. And now Naomi and Ken are being joined by the Nierenbergs’ third generation which is quite remarkable these days. Time flies when you’re having fun.


Prop Balancer

We have a new prop balancer in the shop. If you want to fly smoother, more efficiently, and complete some preventative maintenance on the engine -contact Ken or Jeff to have your prop balanced today.


Spring is Here, Watch Out for Bird Nests!!

With the change of season comes the nesting season for birds. Birds like to make nests in all parts of the plane so be sure to be on the lookout and plan accordingly.


Spring Break Adventures

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this spring break? How about renting a plane and taking them on an adventure for the day! Or maybe taking them to fly in your very own aircraft.


Help Wanted

Full/ Part time Flight Coordinator/Lineman
Flexible Hours-one weekend day required
Discount on flying

Contact: Gabrielle or Steve


Simulator Training at Princeton Flying School

You can fly in ALL kinds of weather…
thanks to our fully certified Garmin Flight Simulator

Windy weather keeping you on the ground? Interested in starting or staying current in your instrument rating? Come check out our fully certified Garmin Flight Simulator!

Garmin Simulator G430/G530 – PRINCETON AIRPORT ~ Learn To Fly Here!

Simulator Training at Princeton Flying School
Cessna 172 with a Garmin 430
Final Approval by the FAA for
VFR & IFR hours
It’s now online – come by and check it out.

Ask your instructor about checking out our Simulator. It is good for 2.5 hrs time you can log for your Private and 10 hrs for your Instrument Rating.

To learn more, click here!


New Plane for Sale: ’71 Piper Arrow

1971 Piper Arrow just arrived. Good paint/interior and great traveling airplane. IFR plane.

Contact Ken or Jack for details.


CFI Wesley Chin

with CFI Wesley Chin
Wednesday, April 20th @ 7 pm
Subject: TBD

We will be announcing the subject soon! If you have any topics you would live CFI Wesley to explain deeper, please email us at And to get on the email list for this next subject, be sure to email us.

In the meantime, check out all of the previous Webinars on our website:


Princeton Flying School
Milestones during March, 2022

1st Solo:
Michael Porta / CFI Wesley Chin

Instrument Rating:
Umar Ahmed Badami/ CFII David Michaud


FAA Medical Doctor

Michael Nosko will be at Princeton Airport
Wednesday, April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and the third Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
8:00 am – noon
*No walk ins*
For appointments: 609-921-3100
Schedule: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.

You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment.


March 2022 Calendar of Events:

6th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
13th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon & PAFT Zoom Meeting
15th: First day of Passover
17th: Happy Easter!
20th:FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
& Wesley Chin Webinar 7:00 pm
23rd: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
27th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon


From The Right Seat with Pete Rafle


From the Right Seat
Chief Pilot Emeritus Peter Rafle CFI ATP

This month marks the 100th anniversary of America’s first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley. It was the British, at the beginning of World War I, who first converted warships and ocean liners into operating carriers. American naval observers saw the great potential of attack aircraft operating from ships. They urged their U.S. Naval superiors to begin to build similar ships for the U.S. fleet.

At the end of WW I, ship building budgets were cut and in, 1919, after contentious hearings, the conversion of the coal carrier, Jupiter, to an aircraft carrier was approved. At the same time, General Billy Mitchell was advocating for an independent air service, that would include Naval aviation, was deemed a threat by Navy brass. The Navy reacted by forming its own Naval Bureau of Aeronautics led by Adm. William Moffett. The Langley was commissioned in March 1922 and for the next two decades it operated as the test bed for the systems, equipment and procedures for the many aircraft carriers that followed. On February27, 1942, after a distinguished record, the Langley was attacked by Japanese south of Java while carrying a load of P-40s to the Netherlands East Indies.

Click here to read on…


Princeton Airports Flying Tigers

News from the Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers

Don Denny, President
Next PAFT Meeting Wednesday, April 13th 6:30 pm

Stayed tuned for details on the next PAFT Meeting which will be Wednesday, April 13th!
Please email me if you are interested in joining the monthly meetings or breakfast fly ins, and are not on our email list.

Fly safe,
Don Denny
PAFT President

Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers Mini-Fly-Ins

Ben Gazdowicz

March weather was good for flying with 8 MFI’s completed. There was another new airport explored, Bloomsburg, PA (86N), and a record breaking day when 3 groups, do to time restrictions, had 3 MFIs to different airports (breakfast, brunch and lunch) Weather is getting warmer, come join us and even make your own adventure, its easy on our app.

photo (1) above: Cape May with Captain Morena
photo (2) above: Carlisle, PA on a warm day

PAFT Restaurant guide: REVISED FORMAT

PAFT Membership:

Ben Gazdowicz –

PAFT Restaurant guide: UPDATED!!!

PAFT membership:

PAFT Tested restaurants:





Check out Garmin for that long awaited upgrade.

Click here for ideas.

See Ken – 609-731-4628


Princeton Flying School Podcast

Princeton Flying School Podcast ~ New Episodes Coming Soon!

The Princeton Flying School Podcasts are recorded at the Princeton Airport and are produced by HG Media. You can hear our podcast on our PFS website as well as on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcast




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Our Pilot Honor Roll is current, thanks to our webmaster.
Check it out!!!