It's official, summer has come to an end and we are off to a wonderful start of the fall. There is nothing like flying above the trees and seeing the beautiful foliage. Here at the airport we have had a few additions to the team. We would like to welcome our newest CFIs Cameron Wagner, David Michaud, and Tom Richter as well as flight coordinator Bryce #2. We would also like to wish CFI David Dilauro success as he moves on with his career in aviation with Piedmont.
Community at 39N!
It's always great to have new pilots meet up with seasoned pilots to exchange stories and inspire one another in aviation. Congratulations to all students who have completed their Private Pilot's License, as well as those who have moved onto their Instrument Rating, and especially those who have begun the journey of purchasing an aircraft.
And as always, if you are interested in purchasing an airplane or have any questions about the process, please call or email Ken Nierenberg 609-731-4628 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa will be skipping 39N this year
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.
ZOOM WEBINAR SESSION FOR OCTOBER
with CFI Wesley Chin
Tuesday October 12th at 8pm
Subject: To Be Announced Soon
Princeton Flying School
Milestones during September 2021
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko will be here
EVERY Wednesday, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
and the second to last Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
8:00 am - noon
Walk-ins 'til 11:30
For appointments: 609-921-3100
Schedule: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.
October 2021 Calendar of Events
13th: PAFT Meeting 6:30pm
From the Right Seat
Chief Pilot Emeritus Peter Rafle
I have previously mentioned in this column that I collect anything that is aviation related. My collection includes an airmail stamp collection, postcards showing aircraft and airlines, and Navy related aviation objects.
My Naval Aviator experience was largely in the Western Pacific. During my two Viet Nam deployments,1966 and 1967, I flew out of Naha in Okinawa, Sangley Point in Manila Bay, Philippines, Utapao, Thailand, Guam, and several other Pacific islands. So, when I came across a 100 yen note with several other familiar Naval Air Stations (NAS) written on it, I had to have it.
In 1968 the U.S. dollar was worth 360 Yen. The bill pictured here was worth about $0.28. So, Bill Dent decided that he would make an inexpensive souvenir of his West Pac (Western Pacific) deployment. He even got his A/C (Aircraft Commander) to sign it as well. I do not know who Bill Dent was or what his assignment may have been. He may have been a member of a transport crew, or other unit, because if it was a Patrol squadron, the pilot would have used PPC (Patrol Plane Commander) instead. Regardless of his rank or assignment, he certainly got around.
News from the Princeton Airport's Flying Tigers
Don Denny, President
Next PAFT Meeting Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30 pm
PAFT and the Commemorative Air Force held a joint picnic at the airport on September 18th. For PAFT, this was our first big in person get together event since February 2020. We had a sunny warm midday Saturday cookout on the ramp outside the airport office. Thanks to all who came and brought food, and a big thanks to Ross Blair for yeoman’s work on the grill. The airport was active with many student flights. Check out the photos below.
PAFT resumes its monthly Zoom meetings on Wednesday October 13th at 630 PM. Our speaker will be Bob Harris, talking about his mountain flying trip in a Scout in Idaho, starting at 7 PM. Our November meeting will be Nov 10th at 630 PM. Ernie Schirmer will give a talk on the past and present of the Civil Air Patrol starting at 7 PM
Please join us. If you are not already on the PAFT email list, please contact Don Denny at email@example.com. The Zoom invite is sent out 3 days prior to the meeting.
Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers Mini-Fly-Ins
If there are planes and food, PAFT members will be there.