Princeton Airport News – January 2020

We want to thank you for being loyal customers through the last decade, some who have been with us throughout and those who have recently joined the aviation community. We look forward to see what 2020 holds for all of us – hopefully we’ll have good flying weather so those who are pursuing licenses will complete, and those who have licenses can fly more frequently. We will continue to keep Princeton Airport a premiere aviation center that meets you need.

Happy New Year from the Nierenbergs

Santa & his elves completed the mission.  Left to right: Naomi, James, Gabrielle, Jack, Santa in throne, with chief elf, Steve, all Nierenbergs.

SANTA FLY IN 2019 ~ A ROUSING SUCCESS!

   44 years of practice, made this year’s event progress flawlessly. The weather was perfect for Santa and his elves to perform for the large crowd.  Yes, although we have no statistics, this had to be a record year for attendance.  But our workers worked so well, that we moved along for the anxious children. Everything was bigger and better than previous years.  So thanks to everyone who participated.
     So to all, many thanks.

 

Pete Rafle Interviews Jeff Slutsky on Princeton Flying School Podcast #6

Pete Rafle Interviews Jeff Slutsky on Princeton Flying School Podcast #6

PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL PODCASTS!

Our podcasts have been very well received.  Pete Rafle, the interviewer, wondered whether there’s someone you’d like to know more about.  So contact 39N@princetonairport.com and give us some input.  Thanks.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January, 2020
  1st:  Happy New Year!!!
11th:  FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 – noon
20th:  Martin Luther King’s Birthday observed

PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL

December 2019 Achievements
CONGRATULATIONS

Instrument Pilot:
Robert Harris/ Jeff Slutsky, MEI

Multi-Instrument Add-On:

David Ayoub/Jeff Slutsky, MEI
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STATISTICS FOR 2019:
Student 1st Solos – 21
Private Pilots -10
Instrument Pilots; 3
Commercial Multi-Engine – 4
Certified Flight Instructor – 2
Looking forward to growing this list in 2020.
AIRPLANE FOR SALE
1978 Cessna 172 739NT ~
6000TT
1250 SMOH
GNX 80 GPS
MX20 MFD SL15
Audio Panel SL 30 Nav-com
Fresh Annual Complete Logs Avionics Needs Work
 Asking $59,900

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AVAILABLE SOON – Several New Airplanes:

Another Cessna 172 – 1978
1962 Mooney M20
Another Mooney M20D, fixed pitch, fixed gear, well equipped, $39,900
 
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details
WINTER OPERATIONS!!! 
Also, in case we have snow – and you are planning to fly, please contact Steve for help to get your airplane airborne.  If you are not flying, we will get to your airplane as we continue snow removal, unless you need it sooner. Thanks.

Wishing you a peaceful 2020.
From The Right Seat with Pete Rafle

From The Right Seat
Peter Rafle, Chief Pilot Emiteritus

Early on in my aviation career, specifically while I was an active duty Naval Aviator, I decided that I would make it my goal in life to be the world’s oldest living aviator. For a twenty something, setting such a goal may be a waste of time. There will be lots of time to think about mortality when we’re old. Back then, my fellow aviators wanted to think about the next “R and R” in Hong Kong or Bangkok. I wanted those short-term rewards of living too, but I was imagining a good life of airplanes, flying, family, gained over a long time. The question was how to have a reasonable chance of finding myself the oldest aviator. I had to develop a plan of action that I could follow easily and deliberately. In addition to being blessed with some good genes, I will list the main elements of a plan that has gotten me to my present “senior” status with an aviation medical and currency.
                                                                                                                        
First, develop an attitude of safety first. Understand the Five Hazardous Attitudes that have been the basis of safety training programs for several years. They bear repeating here because I believe each pilot needs to recognize when any of these dangerous attitudes appear during a critical decision-making occasion.
READ ON:
                                   

DO YOU NEED A HANGAR?

We will have a few openings soon.  Contact Ken – 609-731-4628

PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL PODCAST

Have you heard? We have a podcast dedicated to the aviation community here at Princeton Airport!

Listen to the Princeton Flying School Podcast on our website through the links below. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, “and wherever you listen to podcasts”.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg
January 11th, 2020
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.

NEWS from the PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
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PAFT Mini-Fl-Ins:
Not only has Ben Gadzowicz been a creative leader to get these mini-fly-ins off the ground, but he also keeps great data.
 
If you’re interested in these fly-in, please contact Ben <bengaz@prodigy.net>

Exclusive Leaseback Opportunity

     This is a rare chance to own a popular plane at the Princeton Flying School.  
If you would like to own one of our DA40s,  N660PS, as a leaseback,
it can save you a highly significant amount over over private ownership.
     Savings, if kept on leaseback would include: no sales tax required ($18k) and no tie down fee ($2k),.  Revenues could cover at least part of insurance, annuals, database updates, 100 hrs and other maintenance.  The plane has generated enough revenue to cover all expenses and earn a profit as well for each of the last 3 years it has been here.  Although there is no guarantee that will continue.  It is rare in aviation for an opportunity to be offered to buy into an existing profitable leaseback.  the plane is offered at a small premium over Vref due to this unique situation.  If you would like to be part of our active flight school, and significantly lower your cost of operating a safe, modern G1000 equipped airplane, talk to Ken about details.  Offer at $225,00.
Raritan Valley Air, Raritan Valley Flying School and Princeton Flying School’s
HONOR ROLL

is current, thanks to our webmaster.
PILOT FINANCE
As you probably are aware, the pilot shortage of the airlines filters down to the local level through the flight schools, charters, etc.  At the same time there is more interest in becoming a professional pilot, which we all know is costly.  Pilot Finance, Inc, does provide financing for flight training.  For information contact pilotfinance.com .

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