Princeton Airport News – March 2019

 

Each month has had significant weather which effects our everyday operations.  Last month we had the “Polar Vortex” – and this past week we had winds that were between 50-60 mph.  As March rolls in, we hope for more normal weather and more normal operations.
Longer days are already evident and we’ll all “spring forward” with Daylight Savings Time and Spring.
Enjoy!
 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!!!
March 29th, 1985 – 34 Years Ago
Naomi, Dick, and Ken Nierenberg closed on the purchase of Princeton Airport.
 SAFETY SEMINAR
 
LET’S TALK ABOUT TRAFFIC PATTERNS
Flight Instructor: Bryan Boyle

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 pm
PS:  We can’t make it mandatory, however everyone of you who fly at 39N should attend as it is vitally important.  Make an effort!!!
 FINALLY!!! NEW LED LIGHTING
Our new lighting system is fully functional and FAA certified.
AIRPLANE FOR SALE
600 Motor Time

Full IFR

$49,900.
 
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details
PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL

February 2019 Achievements
CONGRATULATIONS
 

PRIVATE PILOT:  Jnihua Quan/CFII Branka Brnovic

Considering the winds and weather, it’s amazing anyone completed anything.

NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
PAFT continues to hold Mini Fly ins throughout the week and some weekends. There have been 6 trips to 4 airports, involving 18 planes, carrying 27 passengers, over 2,488 plane miles, totaling 24.6 hours.
Preceding the March dinner meeting, PAFT will be attending a very special lecture by historian and photographer Erik L. Bruno on the role of the Princeton University military flying school during World War I. This will be held at The Main Branch of the Lawrence Library at 2751 Brunswick Pike (Route 1) Lawrence, NJ 08648 on March 13th at 6:30 P.M. Please join us for this special event. We have secured 10 seats for PAFT, so please register ASAP at http://www.paft-nj.org/WEB_PAGE_PAFT_NEXT_MTG.htm 
For those interested, after the lecture, we will have an optional dinner at the Route 1 Diner on Route 1 just south of the library. All interested in aviation are welcome to attend!
MARCH 10th – Spring Forward!!!

Welcome Spring – March 20th!!!

Spring Forward

From The Right Seat
Peter Rafle, Chief Pilot Emiteritus
There once was a time, believe it or not, when navigating aircraft, over oceans, was done without dependence on digital equipment. And it really was not that long ago. Today, pilots enter course data and related information into the digital navigation computer and the headings are automatically computed and updated during the flight. I remember one flight from Tokyo to Anchorage that presented challenges that had to be met without the aid of the then unheard of electronics.
On May 10, 1969, after 11 days of flying around the western Pacific, we launched our Pan Am Boeing 707C into the night sky over Tokyo, and headed Northeast towards Anchorage. As navigator, I had pre-computed the presumed data for the several celestial fixes I would have to shoot during the seven and a half hour flight. In flight, I would use the roof mounted sextant, a manual E6B flight computer, a plotter, global navigation charts, an Air Almanac, and two volumes of tabulated tables of the navigational stars.
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AVIONICS NEWS –

Countdown 10 MONTHS left to FAA Deadline – 2020!!!
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.
As the deadline is approaching, schedule your installation soon, as we are starting to get backed up.                 
 
ALTERNATIVE UPGRADE
We have lots of used equipment available for installation.  See Ken.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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.
HANGARS AVAILABILITY
42″ hangar – concrete floor, bi-fold door – $520/mo.
48″ hangar – concrete floor, bi-fold door – $625/mo.
Call Ken – 609-731-4628.
Welcome New Staff & We Still Need Some Staff

Welcome Elijah Johnson, CFI to our staff.  We still need flight coordinators and mechanics.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 MARCH,  2019
   6th:  Ash Wednesday
  10th: Daylights Savings Time Begins
14th: Safety Seminar 7:00 pm
“Lets Talk About Traffic Patterns”
  17th:: St. Patrick’s Day
20th:  First Day of Spring
  29th:  34th Anniversary of the Nierenbergs’
purchase of Princeton Airport.
  30th:  FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 – noon
PRINCETON AIRPORT’S PODCAST
We are going technologically forward with a “PODCAST”.  Check out the Podcasts below. You will find the second one below.
https://princetonairport.com/from-the-right-seat-with-pete-rafle-episode-1/
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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