As we have been enjoying a great summer with good flying weather and many new students embarking on pilot training, we are now entering August with a long TFR which will curtail our activities dramatically.
Not to be deterred, Airport Manager Ken Nierenberg decided to use these restrictions for the benefit of all – major runway and taxiway repairs. Initially this project was planned to take place in the fall when the activities slow down, however this forced the issue to the front. Please read below of all of the ramifications and benefits of these decisions.
We also have some “TFR Specials” to keep our staff busy and give you the benefits.
TEMPORARY FLIGHT RULE
August 3rd through August 20th
RUNWAY CRACK SEALING & CRACK REPAIR
CRACK REPAIR ON RUNWAY AND TAXIWAYS
Since the airport will be effected by the TFR (see above), we have decided to maximize the curtailment with a long overdue runway improvement. This $500,000 project is funded by the State of New Jersey by the aviation fuel tax that we all pay every time we purchase fuel. Although we planned to implement this project in the fall, we have been scurrying around to make it happen when the TFR is in place. The bids have been received, awarded, and we have the following schedule:
August 4th: 8 AM-4:30 PM – runway will be closed
August 7th: From 8AM until August 11th 4:30PM, the runway will be closed
If you have any questions or need to fly, please contact Ken and he possibly can make an arrangement for one takeoff or landing.
GROUND SCHOOL TRAINING DURING THE TFR
During the TFR and runway repair, we’ll be doing ground sessions for written exam prep and oral exam prep. These classes will be taught by our flight instruction staff.
We will have two 3 hour lessons each day from Monday, August 7th through August11th.
The morning sessions will run from 9AM – 12PM, covering the written exam prep.
The afternoon sessions will run from 1PM – 4PM, covering the oral exam prep.
Every session is a different topic.
AIRPLANE FOR SALE
PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL
July – CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Abigail Gray/CFI Brandon Broadway
Xinjie Qiu/CFII Steve Hansell
Collin Miller – CFI Brandon Broadway
Erik Melvin – MEI Jeff Slutsky
Alexander Meadows/CFII Michael Siniakin
Haixin Zhang/CFI Steve Hansell
Saloni Shah/CFII Michael Siniakin
Parth Patel – CFII Michael Siniakin (our flight coordinator)
Nelson Garrymore – CFI Brandon Broadway
Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot:
Brandon Broadway/Jeff Slutsky
ADSB-Installations – FAA Deadline 01-01-2020
THE FIRST TWO PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP FOR THE
ADSB WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $200 DISCOUNT
ON TOP OF THE $500 FAA REBATE &
$2995.00 + up.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GARMIN
New ADSB coming out soon.
Starting at $2900 installed.
It has many new features included.
FREE SUMMER AIRPORT TOURS
Tuesday, 10:30 am
The public will get the chance to see a general aviation facility up close and personal. You will learn how our airport works, the traffic pattern, the different types of aircraft, maintenance, avionics, etc. At the end children will get a chance to sit in an airplane and touch the controls, learning how an airplane works.
No fee, no reservations. Just show up.
From the Right Seat
Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle
Pilots seem to love telling stories about flying and airplanes. You can spot them easily at barbeques, bars, and even at dinner parties by their waving arms, and hands in simulated formation flights.
The good story tellers will find ways to explain the technology, define the acronyms or explain some arcane system, and create a verbal picture of the weather, the cockpit, the problems encountered, and how the day was saved in the end by superior airmanship or just dumb luck.
One of my favorite stories from my Naval Aviator days occurred on a P-3B Orion assigned to Patrol Squadron 47 stationed at Moffett Field, California. The crew’s mission was to locate a friendly submarine in the open ocean, and then prosecute the search to the point of firing an unarmed torpedo at it. We were allotted eight hours to detect, locate and “kill” the sub.
|FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
To be announced.
8:00 am – noon
Walk-ins ’til 11:30
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.
WELCOME TO PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL STAFF
Princeton Flying School is proud to announce our two newest flight instructors, Branka Brnovic and Bryan Boyle. Branka got her pilot’s license after training in Princeton in 2013 after previously working in commercial airlines and corporate aviation as a dispatcher and a flight attendant. She studied aeronautical science and has her CFI, CFII, and MEI ratings. We welcome her on board. Branka will be working with us full time.
Bryan Boyle has rejoined us after a multi-year sabbatical. He earned all his ratings here, starting with his solo in 1987, and has taught primary, instrument, commercial and CFI candidates. Bryan will be with us part-time, primarily on the weekends.
We hope that this additional staff will help ease scheduling difficulties and enhance your progress.
Welcome!!!CALENDAR OF EVENTS – August, 2017
3rd thru 20th: TEMPORARY FLIGHT RULES
7th thru 11th: Ground school classes
Tuesdays – 10:30am. Free airport tours. Groups welcome.
NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
Mid-summer and the flying has gone from warm to hot. PAFT takes a recess from dinner meetings during the summer, but there’s plenty of time to fly to Block Island, Cape Cod and beyond. Guests are always welcome at PAFT events. Just visit www.paft-nj.org for activity and membership information.