Princeton Airport News – February 2022

Princeton Airport News - February 2022

Winter is in full swing here at the Princeton Airport. We have survived the latest snow storm, thanks to our plow team (Ken, Jack, James, and Steve). Spring arrives in 47 days! Warmer and longer days are coming soon!

Throughout the winter season especially, we ask that you request fuel as earlier as possible. Additionally, if you need to be plowed out, give us notice ahead of time. This month there are a few interesting Zoom meetings: a review of what a BFR is with CFI Wesley Chin, and a meeting of The Princeton Flying Tigers.

If you are getting stir crazy with the cold weather and Omicron... come spice things up and fly the Diamond! The DA-40 is here to stay and ready to be flown. The new merchandise is rocking and stylish. Check out the FBO to see what the newest styles look like: including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and mugs.

The Diamond is here to stay!

The Diamond is here to stay!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly with a glass cockpit and a constant speed propeller? Now is the time to find out.

Come fly the Diamond! Just give us a call to get on the schedule and we can set you up. Come learn how to fly a technically advanced aircraft.

Teenage Pilot, Zara Rutherford

Teenage pilot, Zara Rutherford, completes her solo journey around the world!

Zara, 19, was the youngest female pilot to complete such a journey. We welcomed Zara to Princeton Airport back in August 2021, when she landed due to weather. She returned back to Belgium on January 20, 2022. She has reached out to us while she was along her journey saying she missed the cool Princeton temperatures and sushi! Big congratulations to Zara! So exciting to see young aviators pushing boundaries and exploring the world.

Give Your Love the Gift of Flight

Give Your Love the Gift of Flight - an Introductory Flying Lesson!

Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to remind those special people in your life how much you love them. What better way to make them feel special than to give them an Introductory Flying Lesson gift certificate.

N6338F is a 180 hp 172 P model.

Introducing the Newest Bird to the Fleet

N6338F is a 180 hp 172 P model. Equipped with the Aztec Autopilot, Garmin 430 WAAS, ADSB in/out. N6338F is the cross country champion. It's the perfect plane to continue your instrument training in or simply take a friend to lunch in. With 972 lb useful load, you will be cruising along with with all. Come by and enjoy the newest plane to train in or rent.

Help Wanted
Full/ Part time Flight Coordinator/Lineman

Flexible Hours. One weekend day required. Discount on flying

Contact: Gabrielle or Steve

Princeton Airport Snow Plow

Winter Operations and Snow Removal

As a precaution, please start your airplane engine at a low RPM so the oil can circulate and lubricate. The most damage is done on the first start of the day.

As always, the runway and taxi way will be cleared, but when it comes to your hangar or tie down we ask that you please let us know in advance that you want to be plowed out.

(Now that Ken has said this, hopefully it will not snow anymore)

Princeton Airport Flight Simulator

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

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 Loggable time for your Private and 10 hrs for your Instrument Rating.

To learn more, click here!

New Merchandise Has Arrived!

If you haven't already, come stop in the FBO and check out our awesome new additions to the Princeton Airport merchandise. We have hats, sweatshirts, and T-shirts for sale, as well as mugs! They come in 11oz and 15 oz.

What better way to drink your morning coffee than in a Princeton Airport mug!

Princeton Airport Mug
Wesley Chin Webinars

with CFI Wesley Chin
Wednesday, February 16th @ 7pm
Subject: The ins and outs of a BFR

Tune into to further understanding of how a Biannual Flight Review works, what the CFI looks for- running through PAVE and what is asked in each element. This course will be beneficial for pilots of all levels.

To be added to the list, please email us at

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

First Solo Celebration

Princeton Flying School
Milestones during January, 2022

1st Solo:
Lawrence Cheuk / CFI Wesley Chin
Raghuram Rao / CFI Nate Kijpatanaslip
Ning Yang/ CFI Wesley Chin

Instrument Rating:
Joseph Ramirez/ CFII David Michaud

FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko will be here
Wednesday, February 2nd, 9th, 16th
and the third Saturday, February 19th, 2022

8:00 am - noon
Walk-ins 'til 11:30
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.
No walk-in without a confirmation number.

FAA Medical Doctor
Love Is In The Air

February 2022 Calendar of Events:

2nd: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
9th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon & PAFT Meeting
14th: Valentine's Day
16th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon & Zoom Webinar with Wesley
19th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon

From the Right Seat
Chief Pilot Emeritus Peter Rafle CFI ATP

In the past few weeks there have been many interesting news- worthy aviation stories. The one that got my attention was the announcement by Delta Airlines stating that they were removing the requirement for a college degree to be hired as a pilot.

These are challenging times for the airline industry. The Covid pandemic has had a tremendous impact on crew member availability. Last year, the fleets of most airlines were “warehoused” because of the public reluctance to fly in the confined space of an airplane. In addition, a new phenomenon of resignations, primarily by millennials, has had a broad impact on the workforce of airlines and other industries.

These problems have made finding and retaining employees, including pilots, a challenge. When Pan American hired me, in 1968, a college degree was required, and military training was preferred. My new hire class were all ex-military. All the airlines were hiring pilots and there were many military trained pilots available. Today that is not the case, and the human resources departments must do whatever they can to find pilots.

Click here to read on

From The Right Seat
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

News from the Princeton Airport's Flying Tigers
Don Denny, President

Next PAFT Meeting
Wednesday, February 9th 6:30 pm

At our next PAFT meeting, our guest speaker will be our very own, Ernie Schirmer, PAFT Treasurer and Webmaster. Ernie’s talk will be on the Civil Air Patrol: Past, Present and Future and will begin at 7P. All are welcome. We hope to have a Spring fly in in April, TBD, weather and Covid permitting.
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

With the outbreak of Omicron our trips were on the cold side, preferring to eat out doors instead of confined spaces. In pursuit of a scenic flight / trail hike and out door food, Barry Speronello and Larry Tatsch discovered Slatington, PA 69N and the Diggity Dog Food Truck just down the trail from the airport. It was so good we went there twice.

Know of a place to go for good food, tell us about it and we can fly there as a group.

Join is in 2022 for new adventures!

PAFT Mini Flyin

photo above: Larry and Barry, cold but happy in Slatington, PA 69N

PAFT Restaurant guide: REVISED FORMAT
PAFT membership:
Ben Gazdowicz -

PAFT Restaurant guide: UPDATED!!!
PAFT membership:
PAFT Tested restaurants:
PAFT MFI: Ben Gazdowicz -

Check out Garmin for that long awaited upgrade.

Click here for ideas.

See Ken - 609-731-4628

Garmin Avionics
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, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Raritan Valley Air
Raritan Valley Flying School
Princeton Flying School

Check it out!