Princeton Airport News – January 2015

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News from 39N 

JANUARY, 2015                                    
Unicom:  122.7
Lights:  123.05   
In This Issue
Santa is a Success
Fuel Prices
From the Right Seat
Safety Seminar
Diamonds
FAA Doctor
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JANUARY 2015

1st:  HAPPY 2015
14th:  PAFT Dinner
Meeting
18th:  PAFT Fly In
19th:  Martin Luther King
Jr. Birthday
22nd:Safety Seminar  ATC
Communications II
7:00pm
FAA Doctor to be announced.

CONGRATULATIONS

1st Solos:

Privates:

Instrument:

And more.

Airplane Ownership


We hope that you will be in this article in 2015!!!  

AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH 

 
2004 AMERICAN CHAMPION
EXPLORER
VFR
GORGEOUS
PAINT & INTERIOR
SUPER PRICE
$79,900
 
  FOR THIS & OTHER AIRPLANES AVAILABLE

  

Ken@princetonairport.com        

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As we come to a close of 2014 we all wish you a very healthy and happy 2015.  May the weather be CAVU; may the winds stay low; may the fuel prices stay low; and all of your goals in aviation be achieved.  We’ll be delighted to help you get there.
And may you have a healthy & happy New Year.
                                                              The Nierenbergs

39th Santa Arrival Great Success

DESPITE THE RAIN, THEY CAME.

The morning of December 24th, the day of the Annual Santa Fly-In, was wet and gloomy.  But Santa (a.k.a. Ken Nierenberg) and the elves know that neither rain or sleet,… Santa makes it into 39N.  Plan B was implemented.  Santa couldn’t fly the airplane in as the ceiling was 200″, however we are appreciative for the help of our latest tenant – Platinum Helicopters, who graciously made an exciting entry from immediately behind the hangar as hundreds of children and their families watched.
Once Santa was able to get through the crowd and sit on the “throne”, we were back to our normal routine.  One addition this year was posting on a screen the next five recipients, so distribution moved along quickly.  Still it didn’t end until 1:30.

.  Fuel Price Changes Aviation fuel hasn’t gone down like motor fuel,
but at least it is going down.100LL:Down to $5.75 from $5.99

Self Serve: $5.65

Base Customer.   $5.55

Jet-A:  Down to $5.70 from $6.19

Enjoy it while it lasts!!!

From the Right Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

 

Another year is about to start, and many of us spend a few moments to plan our flying activities for the New Year and make resolutions.  No matter where you are on the spectrum of from student to ATP, there are many new goals and experiences to achieve. Here are a few to consider:
Students pilots, schedule flight AND ground lessons to finish up and get your rating in 2015.

 

All pilots should fly more:

  • Take that cross country to a place you have always want to visit.
  • Consider the Commercial Pilot rating to refine your airplane control skills.
  • Learn to use GPS for more than “Direct To”
  • Get an Instrument Rating because it will make you a better, safer, and
    confident pilot.
  • Gett instruction and practice Cross Wind Landings.  You must be prepared for cross winds and know your and the airplane’s limits.
  • Visit “Sun N Fun” this spring.
  • Visit the EAA fly in week in Oshkosh, WI this summer.
  • Visit an airplane museum.  ie: Curtis Museum in Hammondsport, NY, Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL, Air Force Museum in Akron, OH, Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport, VA.
  • Consider obtaining a Tailwheel sign off.
  • Consider obtaining Seaplane rating.
  • Take a friend flying to show him/her why you love aviation.
  • Actually fulfill at least one of these suggestions

All the best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year!

SAFETY SEMINAR

 

ATC Communications, II

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

 

CFI: Ahmed Aburaida
 
Free – bring a friend.

DIAMONDS ARE NOT JUST FOR WOMEN

 

Come fly Princeton Airport’s newest aircraft, a Diamond Star DA-40 G-1000 and experience panoramic views from the bubble canopy of general aviation’s safest piston single engine plane.   The Diamond Star is a joy to fly.  With its center stick that hearkens back to the golden age of flying, to its light and responsive controls, coupled to the most advanced avionics suite available, the DA-40 is a modern composite gem of aviation.

 

Our aircraft, N412PJ, is very low-time and fully loaded including leather seats, sheepskin covers, extended rear baggage area (great for golf clubs and skis), winterization kit, scimitar prop, and power-flow exhaust.   This aircraft has received the increased max takeoff weight upgrade of up to 2,645 lbs, providing greater flexibility in mission profile.
MORE 

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko 

To be announced.
8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
Call 609-921-3100 for appointment.

 

1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING MEDICAL APPLICATIONS!!

 

EFFECTIVE OCT 1 2012 (FOR NEXT FAA DOC APPOINTMENT):
ALL FAA MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT ON-LINE @
PRIOR TO YOUR MEDICAL EXAMINATION.
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.

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Princeton Airport
Flying Tigers

Rain, “heavy at times” (as the weather forecasters say), resulted in some rather wet (drenched) Santa fly-in PAFT volunteers.  But the weather didn’t interfere with Santa’s arrival and all the PAFT volunteers got to watch hundreds of children see Santa arrive in an
R-44 helicopter.

 

The January dinner meeting will kick-off PAFT’s 21st year – restaurant TBD.

 

The owner and chef of the Frenchtown Cafe is now also running the restaurant at Sky Manor (N40) airport so we’ll head there for our January 18th fly-in. Guests are always welcome at PAFT events.

 

For more info and membership information visit www.paft-nj.org

41 Airpark Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 921-3100


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