Princeton Airport News – June 2022

We would like to dedicate this newsletter to the late Naomi Nierenberg, who started writing this newsletter many years ago. If not for her and her hard work, the Princeton Airport would not be what it is today.

Naomi Nierenberg, Princeton Airport Owner
To All Friends and Family:
It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that our original Flight School Boss and Airport Aficionado has flown to smoother air. Naomi Nierenberg passed away comfortably May 31st after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Although many of you knew her well, here is some additional information on who she was and what she did for the Princeton Airport and our aviator community.
Naomi was born in New Brunswick and grew up on a farm in Piscataway. She married Richard, better known as Dick, in 1956. She was Rutgers Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. When she graduated she was pregnant with her older son Jon. Two years later, son number two, Ken, was born.
Her husband, Dick, had a love of aviation and while working at the family furniture store, he had an opportunity to operate Kupper Airport, (now Central Jersey). Later, in 1967, one day Dick came home and announced “Naomi, we are now in the aviation business!”
Naomi ran the books for the companies for several years while her kids were young. Then in the 1970s she moved up to be the CEO, CFO, and the BOSS of the Raritan Valley Flying School.
Also during he 1970s, the three Nierenbergs, Dick, Naomi and Ken – who was just a punk kid at the time – had an opportunity to purchase the Princeton Airport. That meant that Naomi would be operating two locations, but she was up for the challenge. The flying school, as you know it today, has been operating since 1975 and has taught thousands of pilots, many who have become professional pilots.
Naomi Nierenberg was a great mother and grandmother, a fantastic wife, a Board of Education member, a founding member of the League of Women Voters, and so much more.
Naomi Nierenberg was:
1: A curious student, always wanting to learn and explore
2. A wonderful daughter
3. A hard working person
4. A talented and skillful artist with ceramics
5. A great wife
6. An awesome mother and grandmother (even if we HAD to finish our vegetables)
7. A very generous person
8. A savvy business woman
9. A caring and empathetic person
10. She loved to travel and try new experiences.
11. She was very supportive in many aspects.
Naomi had a positive influence on everyone she met. She inspired people of all ages and walks of life. She made things happen and will be dearly missed.
Keep on flying Mom!
~ Ken Nierenberg
There will be a Funeral Service
9 am – 11am Tuesday June 7th
Gleason’s Funeral Home
Summer is ahead of us and we are most looking forward to it. As the weather becomes warmer, come use our picnic tables to catch a break from the office, or the outside world and enjoy the airport. This month we had many students solo thanks to the breaks in the windy/rainy weather. This next month we have two events coming up at the airport; a car show and Subfest hosted by the Montgomery News. See our Airport Events Calendar for details.

New Planes for Sale!

Contact Ken or Jack for details.

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!
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!
Hangers for Rent
As the seasons are changing, there may be some hanger availability. Contact Ken or Jack to be put on a list and see what is available for your plane
Rental Rates Will Increase
Unfortunately rental rates will be going up due to soaring expenses. Among them are fuel, parts, etc. We will limit the increase to be as small as possible and keep you flying with ease.
Beat having his shirt traditionally cut after his 1st solo with CFII David Michaud
Jeanne celebrating her 1st solo holding her t shirt with CFII Cameron Wagner
Marylee having her CFII Cameron Wagner hold her t shirt in celebration of her 1st solo
Princeton Flying School
Milestones during May, 2022
1st Solo:
Jeanne Andreoli/ CFII Cameron Wagner
Marylee Aruta/ CFII Cameron Wagner
Dana Hennings/ CFI Rafael Cervilla
Beat Laemmle / CFII David Michaud
Commercial Pilots License:
Umar Ahmed Badami/ CFII David Michaud
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko will be here
Wednesday, June 1st, 15th & 29th, Saturday June 25th, 2022
8:00 am – noon
*No walk ins*
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.

June 2022 Calendar of Events:

1st: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
5th: Car Show
15th:FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
18th: Subfest by the Montgomery News
19th: Father’s Day
21st: First Day of Summer
25th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
29th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
News from the Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers
Don Denny, President
Next PAFT Meeting Wednesday, June 8th @ 6:30 pm
The next PAFT meeting, the last before our summer break, will be a BBQ at Princeton Airport on our regularly scheduled meeting day, June. We’ll start a little earlier, 6P. No speaker this time, just a great opportunity to socialize. All are welcome. Please email me at if you would like to come and are not already on our email list.
As many of us know, last month’s speaker was an unexpected treat. Retired astronaut and active pilot Hoot Gibson stepped in to be our guest and gave a talk to be remembered. A big thank you to Hoot for a great presentation. For anyone who would like to hear and see the talk, email me for the link to the recording.
Fly safe,
Don Denny
PAFT President
Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers Mini-Fly-Ins
Ben Gazdowicz
Summer his heading in strong. Join us for new adventures with fellow pilots. Contact me to join PAFT flights on the
Photo below from a Breakfast Fly In at Hammonton Airport N81.
Check out Garmin for that long awaited upgrade.
Click here for ideas.
See Ken – 609-731-4628
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, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcast
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