Princeton Airport News – July 2018

As we enter the summer of 2018, we are experiencing a hot, humid week ahead and the first TFR of several to come.  With the weather there’s reasonably accurate forecasting so we have a good idea of what’s ahead.  As for the presidential TFR, usually we know a week or two in advance, but that can be more spontaneous also.  So be careful and stay cool and safe flying.

THE NEW STAR AT 39N
 
     Forget about Ken, Steve, Jeff, or anyone else- there’s a new Queen at Princeton Airport, Layla, who will greet you with a smile and roll over.
     At right, Layla got her first flight around the pattern in a Tiger.  She’s pretty cool with that.
TFRs, TFRs, TFRs!!!!
As we write this newsletter, there is a TFR in effect.  These will pop up when the president wants to come to Bedminster.  Please make sure you check just before you take off to avoid any inconveniences or issues.
If you’re not sure how Princeton Airport pilots have to comply, speak with one of our instructors who will guide you.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
From the Right Seat – Instructor Emeritus Peter Rafle
     When you have been around airplanes as long as I have, somewhere along the way you start collecting manuals, photos, old picture postcards and other “ephemera”.   Recently, I was given a small instruction book for the Ranger aircraft engine, manufactured by Ranger Aircraft Engines, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. The manual is a first edition, dated 1943.
     This engine, the twelve cylinder SGV-770C-2 (Navy V-770-8) is a wonderful example of the era. In the Design section it is described as” an air cooled, in-line, inverted engine. It therefore combines the light weight of the air-cooled engine, the small fronting a large engine like this was a challenge, that was solved by providing an air scoop to provide pressure cooling to all cylinders.” The air would build up pressure in a chamber between the rows of cylinders which would escape between the cylinders and out to the rear of the engine compartment.
PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL
June Achievements –  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1st Solos:
Sergey Kriloff/ CFIBronca Brnovic
Instrument Pilot:
Brian Naldzin/CFII Jeff Slutsky
There’s a bunch waiting for the perfect moment.  We’ll get you next month.
AIRPLANE FOR SALE

1980 Piper Turbo Saratoga Fixed Gear ~
 
Total Time 3990
360 Hours since major overhaul 1999
100 hours since IRAN 2010 by Mattituck
Annual Due January 2019
No Damage History
Complete logs
Garmin 430 ( non WAAS)
King KX 170B
Kings KT76A Trans
Garmin 340 audio panel with intercom
Century 3 Auto-pilot fully coupled
Asking  $109,900
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details
SELF SERVE IS FINALLY OPERATIONAL!!! 
CONSTRUCTION COMING SOON!!!
The final paperwork is the last step to the start of our construction project.  Sometime during June or July, through a grant from the State of New Jersey (your fuel taxes) 39N will be upgrading the runway and taxiway lights, beacon and PAPIs.  LED lights will replace the existing lighting system.,
Free Weekly Tours of Princeton Airport
Tuesday10:30 am July & August
Since 1985, the operators of Princeton Airport have opened their doors to visitors (both young and young-at-heart) so they see and experience the daily operations of the airfield. This summer, Princeton Airport invites the public to free tours during the months of July and August every Tuesday morning. Starting at 10:30 AM, the tours will address the past 107 years of the airport’s history, explore the present day-to-day operations and facilities, as well as take a glimpse into the bright future.
Editor’s Note:  Pass the word to your friends and neighbors as this is a great way to educate the public about general aviation.

AVIONICS NEWS –

Countdown 18 MONTHS left to FAA Deadline
ADBS Solution is in stock.  Install the New GDL 82 which complies with the 2020 FAA Mandate for ADSB out for prices starting at $2495 installed.  See or talk to Ken

                   

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GARMIN
New ADSB coming out soon.  Starting at $2900 installed.
It has many new features included.
No “WAAS”
Receiver required.
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CHECK WITH KEN FOR ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING
PLANES WITHOUT WAAS.
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ALTERNATIVE UPGRADE
We have lots of used equipment available for installation.  See Ken.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg

July 21st, 2018
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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – JULY, 2018                
  4th:  Independence Day
21st:  FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 – noon.  11:30 for walk-ins.
Tuesday 10:30 Free Airport Tour (weather permitting)
Raritan Valley Air, Raritan Valley Flying School and Princeton Flying School’s
HONOR ROLL

is current, thanks to our webmaster.
OFFICE FOR RENT
$750/month
Utilities included.

NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
JUST FLY – PAFT takes the summer off.  See you in September for our dinner meeting..
Visit http://www.paft-nj.org for up to date news and events. All who are interested in aviation are welcome!

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