Princeton Airport News – May 2016

For pilots, this is the time of the year we cherish, long days, good weather, and trips to destinations that we longed to fly.  What more can you ask for?!?

Just follow procedures as the traffic pattern gets more congested.  Activity will increase with graduations at Princeton, and Rutgers, where President Obama will be giving the commencement speech.  (Watch for TFRs.)  Congratulations all you grads.




Plan that special trip –
No daily minimums during the week
for the month of May!


Give Mom a day to remember…
Take her flying.
Take her flying to a restaurant.
Give her flying lessons.
Give her an Introductory Flying Lesson.
Just give her a great day.
From the Right Seat
Ass. Chief Pilot – Peter Rafle
Part 2 Early Women Pilots
Therese Peltier
In 1908, she was the first woman to fly as a passenger in a heavier than air aircraft.
She flew only 656 feet with Leon Delagrance in Milan, Italy. Later she flew solo in a Voisin biplane several times. On a flight in Turin, she flew for two minutes, never climbing higher than 7 feet!
1.  Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Blanch Stuart Scott
In 1910, Scott was the first woman to drive an automobile coast to coast. While passing through Dayton, Ohio, she saw a Wright airplane in flight. Once she reached California, she had her first ride in an airplane. Jerome Fanciulli, who worked for Glenn Curtiss noticed her and asked her she wanted to learn to fly. Glenn Curtiss gave her lessons although he was not enthusiastic about it. At one point Curtiss placed a wooden block behind the throttle to prevent her from getting enough speed to take off.
But, “something happened” for it dropped out and on September 2 she made it to 40 feet and got back on the ground successfully. She went on to become a member of Curtiss’s team in October 1910 in Chicago. She continued to fly until 1916 when she left flying because of her disappointment of the public’s interest in crashes and the lack of opportunities for women. Scott had a career in radio and film writing was a consultant to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in the 1950’s. The U.S. Post Office issued a 28 cent stamp in her honor on Dec 30, 1980.
1st Solo:

Steve Merkler/Jeffrey Slutsky
Private Pilot:
Brennan Bianco/Jeffrey Slutsky
Air Transport Pilot:
Jeffrey Slutsky
Andrew Stuart and your T-28 Trojan

Rummage Sale

Session Dates
May 7, 2016  |  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
May 8, 2016  |  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Event Type: General
Princeton Airport, 41 Airport Road,Princeton

Clothing, art, bric a brac, hardware, linens, jewelry, lighting, shoes, handbags, small furniture, toys, speakers, small appliances and holiday items are just some of the treasures that can be found.

Special 1/2 Price Sale All Day Sunday!

Nuances of the Pre-flight Inspection.
Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Led by Kris Hendrickson, MEI, and Jeff Slutsky, MEI,
Refreshments will be served.
Free – bring a friend.

WHY WAIT – Get free traffic & weather.
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.  We have had a very positive response to this news and people are scheduling their upgrade.
Price:  “Out” – start $3495 installed.
           “In & Out” – start $4995 installed.
Check the Garmin website for more information:
ADSB solutions for G-1000 approved  ( see Jeff or Ken)
If you need assistance, please speak with Ken 609-731-4628.
Kris Hendrickson began flying since he was 10 years old.  He has earned all of his certificates & ratings up to and including Multi-engine Instructor. Chris worked as a flight coordinator/lineman when he became very familiar fueling planes, taking out trash, filling vending machines and washing planes.  As soon as he earned his instructor’s rating he was put to work teaching students to fly.

Kris had a plan which he executed very well.  He is now at a point in his flying career that he has offers to fly commercially and is going to leave 39N in the middle of this month to take some time in weighing his options. We wish him well, in whatever he chooses. Thanks for your contribution to 39N.


We are anticipating the arrival of several airplanes that will be for sale.  Check with Ken and tell him your needs.  He will match you to your perfect aircraft.

Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 or   

NEWS from the
PAFT meeting scheduled for May 11th as usual at Cafe’ Graziella Rt-206, Hillsborough.  This will be a social meeting without a speaker.
Our sympathy to long time member, Art Martin, whose wife passed away.
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.
BIRDS’ NESTS It’s the time of year when the birds not only want to share the airspace,
but want to share the    space in your airplane.  Please preflight your
airplanes carefully as you might have a tenant in the plane where it
could lead to a fire.  They can build a nest in a matter of minutes, so check repeatedly.
NEED A HANGAR? Call Ken 609-731-4628
SUMMER OIL – this is the time of the year when you should change
to summer oil.
Princeton Flying School has staff waiting for you to schedule seven days a week.  Call 609-921-3100.

April has been a great month. Platinum Helicopters LLC is now a Part 135 Charter operator in the Agusta 109 and Robinson R44. We have also added another Robinson R22 to our fleet. Platinum has been hard at work and so have our students.
Andrew Rodriguez/CFI
Mike Jardin/ Commercial Helicopter
Jeff MacKenzie/Instrument .
Also this month we helped 3 NJ Farms save their apple and peach trees. Check out our Facebook for photos and video’s of us at work. Have a great May and we hope to see you soon.
  5th:  Cinco de Mayo
8th:  Mother’s Day
12th:  Safety Seminar – “Nuances of the Pre-Flight Inspection” 7:00pm
14th:  FAA Medical Examiner 8 – noon To be determined
30th:  Memorial Day
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
May 14th, 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.