January doldrums got you down? Just think, it is only 36 days until Daylight Savings Time and 48 days ’til Spring. In the interim the plane loves to fly in the cold weather – it’s much more responsive, so get a bird’s eye view of the area all covered with white.
Our mentor and leader, Dick Nierenberg, has been in the hospital since the end of December and we all miss him dearly. We miss his words of wisdom, his humor, and his very presence. The family would like to thank all of you who have called and shared our wish for a full recovery.
This cold, snowy weather presents conditions with which we have to contend. Please plan ahead and follow a few procedures so we can help you.
* Please give us amply notice to get you plowed out.
* Call the front desk and they will put you on the list.
* If you need a pre-heat, again call the desk ahead of time.
Ken, Jack and Steve were out in the wee hours during the storm to assure that 39N was open and operational. Be careful and enjoy the scenery.
ATTENTION CUSTOMERS of PAC – Pacific Aircraft Corp
Effective immediately we are discontinuing snail mail in favor of digital billing. We will not only save on postage, paper and time, we will be more efficient and improve the environment at the same time.
UAS, drones, multi-rotor copters, quad rotor, octocopter are just some of the names of the small, remote controlled small flying machines that have many people agitated. I am not talking about model airplanes that look like the full sized airplanes they are built to represent. The ones that are getting all the press lately are those plastic machines, you can buy at Sharper Image and other places, having four or eight rotors powered by electric motors. Controlled by the radio they have been eagerly supported by hobbyists. But, now commercial interests want to use them in a wide range of applications the cold place them in a conflict with commercial and general aviation airplanes that have real live people in them.
Editor’s Note: If you haven’t sat and chatted with Pete, this is a great opportunity as he is a walking encyclopedia about aviation and life.
Free – bring a friend.
Are you planning a wedding, bar mitzvah, party, business meeting, why not have it at Princeton Airport. Over the years we have hosted these and many more types of events. Parking is ample and we have several venues, depending upon the size and event. Speak with Ken.
You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment. No walk-in without a confirmation number.
AVIONICS NEWS Promotion Name
The ruling for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) requirements is coming soon. Why not enjoy the features of this equipment now instead of putting off. It enhances safety by giving traffic and weather on your panel mounted GSP and/or tablet.
PAC has become a dealer – the only one in New Jersey and one of the first in the region. We have done quite a few already and we have the experience to provide you with skilled service.
Our Price: Starting at $4995 installed.
PAFT kicked off 2015 with a well-attended January dinner meeting at Amalfi’s Restaurant in Lawrenceville.
The January fly-in to Sky Manor was cancelled due to low ceilings and icing conditions, but we’ll try it again next month.
Jumping the gun, as usual, PAFT has started its annual Sun ‘n Fun fly-in trip planning to Lakeland, Florida in April.
Don’t forget to visit www.paft-nj.org – guests are always welcome at events.