Princeton Airport News – March 2016

Daylight Savings Time and Spring are around the corner which is a pilot’s delight.  Hopefully the worst of winter is over and your flights can proceed without weather delays.

    Long awaited news about the FAA regulations regarding ADS-B has begun, so read on.

   Our Princeton Airport Flying Tigers (PAFT) will be guided by Andy Pramer and the March Dinner Meeting looks like a winner.  Come join other pilots who love to talk “aviation”.

    So keep ’em flying.

The FAA has mandated that all airplanes will be required to have ADS-B by 2020.  This equipment will provide radar centers more information for better traffic flow, plus many other benefits.
Garmin has just announced its new GTX 335 & 345 which is now available.  If you need assistance with which unit best suits your need, please speak with Ken 609-731-4628.
Price:  “Out” – start $3495 installed.
           “In & Out” – start $4995 installed.
Check the Garmin website for more information:
From the Right Seat
Peter Rafle, Assistant Chief Pilot
     The development and the rapid acceptance of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) has prompted this month’s article.  I am certainly not a “Luddite”, but I have some issues with the paper-less flight deck.  Bear with me as I explore some of the concerns I have, as well as the really wonderful gifts the EFB can provide the pilot.
        First, you should know the definition of EFB.  “Any portable electronics display hardware intended primarily for flight deck use.  EFB devices can store and display a variety of aviation data, such as charts, or perform basic calculations for aircraft performance or fuel loading calculations.  Prior to its introduction, many of these functions were traditionally accomplished by using paper references carried on board the aircraft.  The goal is for a fully configured EFB system to create a paperless flight deck”.
        There are three classes of EFBs.
Continue Reading 
March 24th, 7:00 pm
CFII Jeff Slutsky
Bring a friend – Free! 

FOR SALE – Perfect for you!
1967 Piper Cherokee
Total time 3965
Engine time 140 SMOH
Recent tear down inspection
June Annual
Garmin 430W
King KX 125
S-tec 20 AP
King Trans Garmin 340 Audio panel
Powerflow exhaust
Good paint and interior
Asking $33,900
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 or

NEWS from the
March 9th: PAFT dinner meeting scheduled for Cafe’ Graziella, Route 206, Hillsborough.
     Social Hour:  6:00-7:00 pm social hour
     Dinner Meeting:  7:00-9:00 pm.
Speaker:  Dr. Ed Galkin private pilot, instrument rating and CFI
Topic:  Flight Around the World in his Cessna-210 
Ed started flying in 1970 at Kupper Airport with Raritan Valley Flying School, and he earned his wings 6 months later.  He now holds a commercial rating, airplane single engine land and sea, multi engine land and instrument airplane, and he is a CFII. Ed has over 6000 hours in the air.
He purchased my Cessna 210 Centurion new in 1976 and still flies it about 100 hours a year. He has flown numerous flights for Angel Flight and Pals. Twice, Ed flew his 210 around the world.
Please visit and sign up for this “Dutch treat dinner meeting”. Guests are welcome at all events so come join us to see what PAFt is all about.
1st Solo:

Joseph Lovell/CFII Michael Siniakin
Instrument Pilots:

Steve Resch/CFII Kris Hendrickson

Szymon Rusinkiewcz/CFII Steve Hansell

Platinum Helicopters has had a busy start to our 2016 year!  We would first like to Congratulate the following students on their achievements:
Private Helicopter Pilots:
Mike Jardin add-on.
Derek Loren add-on
Commercial Helicopter Pilots:
Ben Tucker
Sam Stamler
Welcome new Flight Instructor, Brian Chokola. would like to welcome Brian Chokola to the Platinum Helicopters Team as a new Flight Instructor!  For more information check out his brief bio on our website:
Spring is just around the corner so don’t forget to start working on your helicopter add-on or your initial helicopter rating.  Feel free to stop in, ask us any questions or just say Hi!  Don’t forget that we also offer Helicopter Tours, Demos and Rides which make for the perfect weekend event or evening outing!
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
March 26th, 2016     bronze-medicine-symbol.jpg

8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
Call 609-921-310 609-921-3100 for appointment.

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.

Spring Forward

March 13, 2016
Spring forward
 – move those clock an hour ahead.
 9th:  PAFT Dinner Meeting – Cafe GraziellaSt. Patrick
13th:  Daylight Savings Time (Spring forward).
17th:  St. Patrick’s Day
20th:  Palm Sunday
23rd:  Purim
24th:  Safety Seminar – ForeFlight: EFB and Apps
25th:  Good Friday
26th:  FAA Medical Examiner 8 – noon
27th:  Easter
!  McGuire Airport Safety Fly-In – Heads Up Alert  !
The 2016 Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Airspace Safety Fly-In has
been scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016.
This great event features tours of the RAPCON and control tower, and possible static tours of aircraft on the flight line.
Any pilots wishing to participate should send their contact information to Bob Checchio at
Participation is on a first-come, first approved basis. Information about required approval forms will be forthcoming.
This fly-in is limited to U.S. citizens.

This notice is coming to you as a courtesy from the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition.