Stay Warm, Stay Safe & Be Patient
As many of us in Central Jersey, January is leaving us with the threat of lots of snow and high winds, finishing off a month of cancellations, due to weather. So if you were planning a trip with the Tigers, or hoping to solo or complete a cross-country flight, you were grounded. And the big day - your flight test also had to be postponed. Let's hope the groundhog gives us good news tomorrow..
Unseen, but quite necessary, propane gas heaters were installed in the maintenance hangar. Happy mechanics make satisfied customers- a hidden upgrade.
So Ken Nierenberg, with his assistant, James, have gotten the plows ready, and at some ungodly hour the two of them will head to 39N to start plowing. Although this looks like fun, if you are not careful, you can cause significant damage, like runway and/or taxiway lights, etc.
So stay warm, stay safe, and be patient.
WINTER OPERATIONS & MORE
- As a precaution, please start the airplane engine at low RPM so the oil can move around and lubricate. The most damage is done in the first start of the day.
- When the snow stops, make sure you clean off your airplane, as if it starts to melt and then refreezes, it difficult to clear.
- If you are planning to use your airplane and you need to be plowed out, please contact the front desk and we will put you on the list. Give us sufficient notice so Ken can do several aircraft at once while he's out plowing. If you're not imminently using your plane, we will eventually get to you.
- If you need a preheat, contact the office.
MEET YOUR FLIGHT COORDINATORS:
Please welcome these two hard workers who can expedite your wishes.
Gabrielle Nierenberg has been around the airport since early childhood. Daughter of Ken, Gabrielle graduated Rutgers University and then pursued a dance career which brought her to places around the world, most recently on a German cruise ship. Since being grounded, Gabrielle is training for her private pilot's license and she's working at the airport as a flight coordinator.
Bryce Williams is excited to join the team at the Princeton Airport. He is interested in receiving his private pilot's license. He came to the airport upon the recommendation of his good friend, Alex Meadows, who is currently working as a line man in the shop.
& Traffic Pattern
with CFI Wesley Chin
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
7:00pm (about an hour)
Detailed Preflight on a 172R model
& Ins and Outs of Traffic Pattern
Princeton Flying School
Milestones during January, 2021
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
Saturday, February 20th, 2021
8:00 am - noon
Walk-ins 'til 11:30
For appointments: 609-921-3100
Schedule: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.
HAPPY VALENTINE"S DAY
Candies are too sweet.
Give your sweetheart a piece of the sky...
An Introductory Flying Lesson!
* Something Avionics
* Gift Certificate for Gas and/or Rentals
* Money on their Account!
February, 2021 Calendar of Events:
2nd: Ground Hog Day
9th: Zoom Class with Wesley Chin - 7:00pm
10th: Princeton Airport Flying Tigers ZOOM Meeting 6:30pm
14th: Valentine's Day
15th: Presidents' Day
17th: Ash Wednesday
20th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am -noon.
AIRPLANE FOR SALE
1969 Piper 140
4800 TT 500 SMOH
King TKM 170
Good Paint and Interior
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details
From the Right Seat
by Chief Pilot Emeritus Peter Rafle
I have been a collector of aviation items most of my life. I am particularly interested in airplane images on old postcards. My collection includes Pan Am and TWA issued postcards, cards showing U.S Navy airplanes (especially ones I have flown) and unique general aviation aircraft. This month I am showing you two cards that were issued as advertising for Cessna.
Image One is of a Cessna 120 on a card mailed in 1946. On the reverse are the performance data; 85 HP, top speed of 120 mph, cruising range of 4.5 hrs, etc. Also on the back is a handwritten invitation to a “ Weiner Roast on Sat., October 12 at 8pm at New Castle Westerns Air Port (New Castle, IND). Bring a blanket, Wear old clothes.” That airport is now called New Castle Henry Co. (UWL)
News from the Princeton Airport's Flying Tigers
Don Denny, President
Next PAFT Meeting
February 10th at 6:30pm via Zoom.
7:00 pm: Guest Speaker: Patrick Bradley
Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers Mini-Fly-Ins
January turned out to be disappointing month for PAFT-MFIs. There were 6 MFI attempts but only one flight was completed to Blairstown (1N7) and on that flight only 1 plane out of the 4 scheduled made It. If its not weather, its plane maintenance, home heating problems or just a sleepless nights. Lets hope February will prove better as we all look forward to spring and better weather.
PRINCETON AIRPORT PODCAST
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