Princeton Airport News – August 2019

As we enter August, we’re half way through the summer.  Although mighty hot and some heavy rains, activities at the airport were brisk.  Some of you have returned to flying after a long interruption while others embarked upon a new venture.  We have been busy and we hope that your experience has been enjoyable.
Please note that the president will be visiting his Bedminster home, so please make sure you’re familiar with TFR regulations.  Don’t venture up until you’re confident that you’re in compliance.
Fly safe and have fun.

August 2019
Effective:  August 2nd – 4th
August 8th – 18th
If you’re not sure how to navigate through this, please check with one of our instructors.

Pete Rafle & Jeff Slutsky on Princeton Flying School Podcast #6

In Episode 6 of the Princeton Flying School Podcast Pete Rafle sat down with Jeff Slutsky, Chief Pilot of the Princeton Flying School. Pete and Jeff talked about the current state of flight training, as well as some of the experiences that they have encountered as flight instructors here at the Princeton Flying School.

Since 1985, the operators of Princeton Airport have opened their doors to visitors (both young and young-at-heart) to let them see and experience the daily operations of the airfield. This summer, Princeton Airport invites the public to free tours that will continue through August every Tuesday morning. Starting at 10:30 AM, the tours will address the past 108 years of the airport’s history, explore the present day-to-day operations and facilities, as well as take a glimpse into the bright future of Princeton Airport.
Whether you have kids or grand kids visiting or you know of a group looking for a outing, this is a great event for all ages.

Happy August Everyone!   Platinum Helicopters would like to welcome a new Flight Instructor to the team, Yogev Sery. This is one of Platinum Helicopters favorite and busiest months and we are looking forward to flying with you all.
1st Solo X-Country -Lucas Velez
Private Pilot Helicopter:
Barry Bricken
Ryan Majette
Well done!!!


Countdown 5 MONTHS left to FAA Deadline – 2020!!!
ADBS Solution is in stock.  Install the New GDL 82 which complies with the 2020 FAA Mandate for ADSB out for prices starting at $2495 installed.  See or talk to Ken.
As the deadline is approaching, schedule your installation soon, as we are starting to get backed up.                 
We have lots of used equipment available for installation.  See Ken.


1977 Piper Arrow


Current in annual
All logs
Garmin 430
King KX 170B
Garmin 330
ES trans
Price $49,900
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details

FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg
To be determined
8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
For appointments:  609-921-3100

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.

From The Right Seat
Peter Rafle, Chief Pilot Emiteritus
Today I am far away from 39N in the northern Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Our “camp” is not far from KSLK, Adirondack Regional Airport, KSLK. It is a good airport to use if you ever fly up to the “North Country”.   But I am here to spend time with the family, fish, paddle my kayaks and canoes and just chill.
Before I left, we produced another podcast which is posted on the Princeton Flying School website. I and the Producer/Director Ken Greenberg have recorded six sessions to date. We are going to continue on a monthly basis interviewing pilots and interesting members of our aviation community. I welcome any comments or suggestions for topics you would like to hear discussed, and people you want me to have a conversation with.


July 2019 Achievements
Thomas Chan
Vishal Rachapudi
Trevor Shin
Private Pilots:
Luke Angelo/CFII Jeff Slutsky,.
Sergey Kriloff
Salman Chughtai

NEWS from the
Despite the heat, PAFT Mini Fly Ins continue to be a great success! In July alone, there have been 9 trips to 6 Airports, including 21 planes.
For more information, and to be added to the ‘Group Me’ list, contact Ben Gazdowicz at All who are interested in aviation
are welcome to join!
Our next dinner meeting will be held on September 11th. Details to follow in the September newsletter. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer!
The Flying Tigers is an aviation social club that was formed to support aviation and 39N.. All who are interested in aviation are welcome to attend! Join us for dinner to share your aviation experiences!

August,  2019
  2nd – 4th:  TFR
8th – 18th :  TFR
FAA Medical Doctor- to be determined.
Airport Tours – Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Free airport tours – weather permitting
No reservations.

Call Ken – 609-731-4628.

Raritan Valley Air, Raritan Valley Flying School and Princeton Flying School’s

is current, thanks to our webmaster.

As you probably are aware, the pilot shortage of the airlines filters down to the local level through the flight schools, charters, etc.  At the same time there is more interest in becoming a professional pilot, which we all know is costly.  Pilot Finance, Inc, does provide financing for flight training.  For information contact .