Princeton Airport News – March 2022


Another winter is nearly over at the Princeton Airport. While February has been awfully windy, we are that much closer to spring! Thankfully we haven’t had too much snow. Be on the lookout for birds making nests in your planes. They are creative creatures, so be aware. There are things to look forward to including an upgrade to one of the flight school planes and longer daylight hours.


Guess Which Plane is Getting a New Face!!
2 Fox Whiskey? 3 Romeo Mike? Nope, our very own 8 Mike Charlie!
Stay tuned to see the incredible new instruments added to the panel.
This upgrade will include equipment that will really excite you.


37 Years at Princeton Airport
On March 29, 1985, Dick, Naomi and Ken signed for the mortgage on Princeton Airport, after efforts to stay at 47N stalled. With a huge amount of work to move everything south, and lots of support, we began our new adventures Princeton Airport. In retrospect, it was Ken’s idea and it was a Great one. Thanks to all along the way who helped us get here.


Spring is Coming, Watch Out for Bird Nests!!
19 Days until the First Day of Spring! With the change of season comes the nesting season for birds. Birds like to make nests in all parts of the plane so be sure to be on the lookout and plan accordingly.

The Weather of February
This month had some interesting weather. Days that were in the high sixties and then days where we had icing like this photo here. Nonetheless, the days continue to get longer, which means more time to fly in the day light!
If you haven’t flown in a while, here is your sign to come on out and visit the airport and the skies. If we have seen you, thank you for bringing us such joy and filling the sky with planes.


Help Wanted
Full/ Part time Flight Coordinator/Lineman
Flexible Hours-one weekend day required
Discount on flying
Contact: Gabrielle or Steve


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!

New Merchandise Has Arrived!
If you haven’t already, come stop in the FBO and check out our awesome new additions to the Princeton Airport merchandise. We have hats, sweatshirts, and T-shirts for sale, as well as mugs! They come in 11oz and 15 oz.
What better way to drink your morning coffee than in a Princeton Airport mug!

CFI Wesley Chin

with CFI Wesley Chin
Wednesday, March 16th @ 7 pm
Subject: TBD
We will be announcing the subject soon! If you have any topics you would live CFI Wesley to explain deeper, please email us at And to get on the email list for this next subject, be sure to email us.
In the meantime, check out all of the previous Webinars on our website:


Pilots License at Princeton Flying School

Princeton Flying School
Milestones during February, 2022
1st Solo:
Lawrence Cheuk / CFI Wesley Chin
Barry Tariq / CFI Nate Kijpatanaslip

FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko will be here
Wednesday, March 9th, 23rd, 30th and the third Saturday, March 26th, 2022
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.

March 2022 Calendar of Events:
9th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon & PAFT Meeting
13th: Daylight Savings; Clocks Spring Ahead
16th: Zoom Webinar with CFI Wesley Chin
17th: St. Patrick’s Day!
20th: First Day of Spring
23rd: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
26th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon
30th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon

From The Right Seat with Pete Rafle
From the Right Seat
Chief Pilot Emeritus Peter Rafle CFI ATP
During my fifty nine years of being a pilot I have enjoyed reading stories and poetry describing Flight and the process of flying.  Recently, I was looking through the Commemorative Edition of the 75th Anniversary of Naval Aviation 1911 – 1986.  Among the many historic photos and articles was a short poem that I want to share with you.
Wings To Fly
 By Steven E. Garner
Ponder on the Lives of Men
What They Do
Where They’ve Been
Stop to Question
Asking Why
Some Men Walk
Others Fly
 Some are Living with their Lot
They Live their Lives and Daily Plot
The Course which Leads not Up nor Down
 But Simply Takes them Round and Round
While Others Hoping will not Stand
 For Mediocrity in Man
And Daily Striving, Move Ahead
Refusing Death, and All that’s Dead
Again Just Question
Asking Why
Some Men Walk
Some Must Fly!

News from the Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers
Don Denny, President
Next PAFT Meeting Wednesday, March 9th 6:30 pm
Stayed tuned for details on the next PAFT Meeting which will be Wednesday, March 9th!
Please email me if you are interested in joining the monthly meetings or breakfast fly ins, and are not on our email list.
Fly safe,
Don Denny
PAFT President

Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers Mini-Fly-Ins
Ben Gazdowicz
We are back to eating indoors on our flights but take the opportunity of good weather and lunch to enjoy alfresco dining.  We did 4 trips in February and found another airport with a walk to the restaurant at Carlisle, PA N94.  Weather is getting warmer, come join us and even make your own adventure, its easy on our app.
photo (1) above: Cape May with Captain Morena
photo (2) above: Carlisle, PA on a warm day
PAFT Restaurant guide: REVISED FORMAT
PAFT membership:
Ben Gazdowicz –
PAFT Restaurant guide: UPDATED!!!
PAFT membership:
PAFT MFI: Ben Gazdowicz –

Check out Garmin for that long awaited upgrade.
Click here for ideas.
See Ken – 609-731-4628

Princeton Flying School Podcast

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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