Princeton Airport News – September 2016

The days are getting shorter and soon the weather will be milder, making flying in September one of the best months of the year.
Back-to-school activities are quickening and our busy schedules will return.  39N will also be hopping with new students, and many organizations choosing this airport for the venue of their upcoming events.  Take advantage of these activities and support local non-profits and charities organizations as part of the larger community.
Montgomery Fest is returning after a rousing success last year when 10,000 people attended, many who had never been on the airport itself and were very pleasantly surprised.  We need you help with this event, especially with the traffic control.  Airport people know the traffic flow better than outsiders, so please help us with traffic on Montgomery FunFest.
There has been no work on the Route 518 bridge since Governor Chris Christie stopped work on project in progress because of the Transportation Trust Fund has not been refunded.  We cannot give you any idea of the completion date, as there is none.

ACS: Airman Certification Standards
“What’s it all about?”
Flight Instructor:  ATP  Steve Hansell
Tuesday Sept 20th, 2016
7PM – 8:30PM
Free – bring a friend.

SAVE THE DATE! This year’s Montgomery FunFest at the Princeton Airport will take place on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Montgomery FunFest is RAIN OR SHINE! It will be a beautiful day!

THANK YOU all who attended the first annual Montgomery FunFest on September 13th, 2015!

More than 10,000 Montgomery and surrounding town residents gathered for a day of family, food, fun, and live entertainment. We were glad to see the members of our local businesses, restaurants, community organizations, Montgomery school district clubs and sports organizations who participated and were vital to the event’s success. We believe Montgomery FunFest will continue to be a dynamic event for the entire community!
Please help – we need volunteers to help with traffic.  Just tell Steve Nierenberg

The Montgomery FunFest is scheduled to be held at 39N onSeptember 25th.  We need a few good men and/or women to help direct traffic on that day.  It’s similar to our annual Santa event, only warmer.
Please help Ernie Schirmer oversee this event and assure safe operations.
Next Month 
Our upcoming Rummage Sale will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, October 1, 2016 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Sunday, October 2, 2016 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

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!

Community Education & Outreach is also accepting donations in good condition everySaturday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Fete Barn located at 905 Herrontown Road, Princeton (concrete building between Hesco Lighting and Princeton House Behavioral Health).
For more information please contact Debbie Millar, Director, Community Education and Outreach at  or call 609.897.8982.
Proceeds benefit University Medical Center of Princeton.
1st Solo:
Emily Erlichson – 08/18/2016 CFII Jeff Slutsky
Private Pilot:
Christopher Cunniff/CFII Jeff Slutsky

Jack Heim/CFII Steve Hansell

Sushanth Kambham – 08/26/16 CFII Jeff Slutsky

Attila Mihayi/CFII Jeff Slutsky

Man Hin “Gary” Ng/CFII Michael Siniakin

NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS is bringing back the annual picnic!!!
Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Noon – ???
Maintenance Hangar
Join this pilots’ club – enjoy food, fellow pilots, and everything aviation!!! It’s a bargain.  
Come one – come all – bring the family. 
Please sign up by September 7th so we can have an accurate headcount.
Visit  for more information about Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers.

August sure did fly by and was a super busy month for us with trips to and from the Hamptons, we got to participate in some exciting helicopter ride events and fun photo flights!  Check out some of the accomplishments from our Students this month:
Kate Drisco received her Commercial Helicopter Pilot and Sean Morris had his first Solo Flight in an R22.
So it’s back to school Season… and first year of College for some!  Keep in mind that Platinum Helicopters is able to fly you out to see your kids throughout their College years or during their stay at Boarding School.  We offer Charter flights in our Augusta 109 along with our Robinson R44.

1975 Grumman ATiger – Excellent condition!
2050 Total Time
720 SMOH by Mattituck
Fresh annual and IFR certs
Sensenich Prop
Lo Presti Tiger Cowl Modification
Recent paint and interior
Always Hangared                      
Lightweight Starter
Lexan Rudder Cap
JPI 730
Digital FP5L Fuel Flow
Digital OAT
Garmin 400 WAAS
King KX155 Nav Com
Icom Comm
PS Engineering PMA 6000 Audio Panel
4 place intercom
Garmin GTX320 Trans
S-Tec 30 Auto Pilot with altitude hold and heading feature (GPS Tracking)
Many other options  Will Trade
Asking $63,900.
Contact: Ken Nierenberg
609-731-4628 or
Check it out

Update of former staff:
Congratulations to Ryan Vinton who is now flying with Jet Blue.  He should be meeting some long time pilots who got their start at 39N.
Express Jet has been joined by Chris Hendrickson & Ahmed Aburaea (AJ) as pilots.
Need a new challenge?  How about an upgrade on your skills?  Why not embark training on a more sophisticated airplane, and why not get your Multi-engine rating?  We are well staffed to help you.
Our sympathy to the family of Angelo Carnevale, long time pilot and Navion owner.
From the Right Seat
Assistant Chief Pilot – Peter Rafle
During the past week there have been a few general aviation airplanes that have crashed for various reasons.  A couple of these uncontrolled collisions with the ground involved hitting houses.  Pilots under the stress of the loss of engine power do undershoot or overshoot suitable landing sites.  Stall/spin loss of aircraft control can result in hitting structures.  What can a pilot due to prepare for the eventuality of a loss of power and the subsequent emergency approach and landing on a suitable landing surface while avoiding buildings?


FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
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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.
DRONE TESTING – Unmanned Aircraft:
CATS will be delivering the UAG test through its testing centers starting August 29th 2016. Princeton Airport is an approved CATS testing center and they will be giving tests.
To register for the test, please call CATS at 1-800-947-4228 or go online at . If you have any questions, regarding testing, contact CATS at .
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – September, 2016
Back to School Back to School


   5th:  Labor Day
10th:  Eid al-Adha begins at sundown
 11th:  PAFT picnic at 39N noon
 20th:  Safety Seminar:  ACS: Airman Certification Standards
22nd:  1st day of Autumn
FAA doctor’s scheduled to be announced.
  1st & 2nd:  Princeton Hospital Rummage Sale
  15th:  Cannibeat Car Show
AML STC Approves Installation in Thousands of General Aviation Aircraft!
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.
NOTE: Just completed the 20th ADSB installation and everyone states why the extra safety with traffic is awesome and they will never fly without it again.

Returning for the 5th year, this interest car show draws people from all over the US and foreign countries.  Activities at the airport will continue as usual, however there will be extra traffic.Rain Date:  October 16th.