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.
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!
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
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.
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.