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Princeton Airport News – October 2018

October traditionally is a wonderful time of the year to fly – clear, crisp fall weather makes for great visibility and memorable flights. Try to take advantage of this.
When you’re in the area, come see all of the remodeling that has taken place over the summer on the ground floor as well as on the second floor.  A beautiful Pilots’ Lounge has replaced the gift shop, so come and hang out and share some “hangar flying”.  New lighting, flooring, walls and ceiling, so we hope you enjoy the new digs.
LIGHTING PROJECT ABOUT TO BEGIN
The materials for the upgrade in the runway and taxiway lighting system have finally arrived.  Now that most are in order, we will start the improvements soon.  Airport operations will continue as normal.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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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AIRPLANE FOR SALE
1976 Piper Archer
15000 Total Time
500 SMOH By Penn Yan in 2008
350 SPOH
Current IFR
June 2018 Annual
Full king IFR
Dual KX 170B Nav-Coms
KMA 20 Audio Panel
King KT76 Trans
King KR86 ADF
Auto Control 3B Auto Pilot
Stanby Vacuum
Strobes
Wheel Pants
Complete Logs
Good Paint and Very Good Interior
Electric Trim
Needs Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Asking $39,900
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details.
PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL

Between the weather and the TRFs, it’s been difficult to get those last hours to make this list.  See you next month.
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Welcome to 39N – Peter Renzulli and your Piper Saratoga.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
     As we send out our October Newsletter, we celebrate 40 years of continuous monthly newsletter to our students and customers.  As technology and techniques changed over the years, so have we.
     For those old enough, we started with ditto newsletters.  Someone donated one to us at 47N.  Naomi typed the purple stencil and Dick ran the ditto machine which spit out pages with purple print.  You could get 100 prints from each ditto so we graduated to two dittos.  Then manually we folded, addressed and stamped each one.
     Then we graduated to a mimeograph machine – again donated and a typed stencil which also had to be cranked out.  At one point we were able to type up the newsletter and were able to get an electro-stencil.  Very fancy, and still had to manually fold, address and stamp.
     We eventually typed the news and brought it to a printer who was a student.  By then we had hundreds in our base.  He would print, fold, but we would have to label and mail.  (By zip code.)
     Fast forward, about 10 years ago we decided to use a program and email everyone, but at no time, thick or thin, have we missed a monthly newsletter.  If you have any suggestions to make this newsletter more interesting, let us know.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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.
From the Right Seat – Instructor Emeritus Peter Rafle
Why do you fly airplanes? What do you find pleasurable about flying? What justifies the money and time spent to maintain your currency and skills? Each of us has asked ourselves these questions at one time or another. The truth is that the answer, or answers, are as varied as pilots themselves.
I love the operational environment of flight planning, clearance issuance, contact with Departure and the en-route process. I enjoy focusing on listening for my call sign, responding to ATC direction and visualizing location of the other traffic the controller is managing along my route. I feel that I am a part of a grand orchestration of airplanes all moving at different altitudes, at widely differing speeds, and in many directions.   I love the occasional glimpse of the sun’s rays through a layer of cloud, or the shape of a building cumulus cloud. When flying IFR, I strive to perform at my very best so that my performance, like that of a symphonic musician does not distract from the music, but enhances the beauty of the wonderful performance of the ensemble.

AVIONICS NEWS –

Countdown 15 MONTHS left to FAA Deadline
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

                   

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GARMIN
New ADSB coming out soon.  Starting at $2900 installed.
It has many new features included.
No “WAAS”
Receiver required.
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CHECK WITH KEN FOR ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING
PLANES WITHOUT WAAS.
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ALTERNATIVE UPGRADE
We have lots of used equipment available for installation.  See Ken.
FIRST CLASS FITMENT
Car Show

Saturday. October 13th, 2017

(Rain date – Sunday September 14th)
11:00 – 7:00 PM
This is a great event.
Normal operations for the airport that day.
For more information:

http://firstclassfitment.com/ 

NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
The Flying Tigers had a great turnout for the September dinner meeting which was held at Confectionately Yours.

The Flying Tigers have held numerous mini-fly-ins during the week or on the weekends. Since January, thanks to Ben Gadzowicz, (bengaz@prodigy.net) there have been:

54 flights with 170 planes,
208 pilots and crew,
24,636 plane hours,
236 total hours,
And 3,000 gallons of fuel.

Our next dinner meeting will be held on November 14th.
Details to follow. All who are interested in aviation are welcome to attend!

Please visit http://www.paft-nj.org for up to date information.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
OCTOBER, 2018

  8th:  Columbus Day
13th:  First Class Fitment Car Show
27th:  FAA Medical Doctor  8:00 – noon
31st:  Halloween Trick or Treat.
Happy Fall!  We hope everyone’s Autumn is off to a good start.  This time of year is the perfect temperature for Helicopter Tours, Demo Flights and Lessons.  Soon the leaves will be changing and there is no better way to get a good view of the Fall Foliage than being up a few hundred feet up in a Helicopter!  Local Fall Foliage Helicopter Tours starting as low as $300.00! Call us at 609-937-8787 or email us at flyplatinumhelicopters@gmail.com for some more details.
This month, Platinum Helicopters will be giving short helicopter rides at the annual Canibeat First Class Fitment on October 13th. Come check out all of the cool, one of a kind cars and hop in with us for a helicopter ride.  The event is taking place right at our home base, Princeton Airport and starts at 11AM.
Raritan Valley Air, Raritan Valley Flying School and Princeton Flying School’s
HONOR ROLL

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