Princeton Airport News – September 2017

This last month was a real challenge for our operations, however despite the TFRs and our runway and taxiway improvements, we had students solo and complete their licenses.  We took measures to try to operate within the guidelines which were quite difficult, so to our staff and our customers, many thanks for your cooperation.

We wish this was the end of the TFRs, however that’s not to be, so please use caution and check prior to flying.

For the 3rd year Montgomery Township and the Montgomery Business Association will be holding its Montgomery FunFest at Princeton Airport of September 10th.  This is huge with thousands of people coming to the airport, many for the first time. Frequently we hear, “I never knew that I could go into the airport.” or “I never knew there was an airport here.”  So addition to the Montgomery Township exposure, we have to opportunity to show off what general aviation is, here at Princeton Airport.  It’s fun for all.


Day of family, food, fun, and live within the confines of Princeton Airport.
(Well over 10,000 people attended last year.  It’s fun for everyone.
Bring your friends and family for a “fun” afternoon.

Princeton Airport needs you to help with crowd control, traffic, and general safety for attendees of the Montgomery FunFest on September 10th.
Please call Steve or Parth and help us make this a great day.  609-921-3100.  We really need help and it’s fun/
Attention: Renters in the Red Hangars or the “A” Hangars
Call Ken on Sunday, September 10th & October 14th  (rain date 15th) for the days of the FunFest & the Cannibeat Car Show if you want your plane out to fly these days.
PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL
August –  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

First Solo :
Jingchao Feng/CFI Branka Brnovic
Maaz Qureshi/CFI Branka Brnovic
Private Pilot :
Emily Erlichson/CFI Jeff Slutsky
Alexi Derkatsch/CFI Jeff Slutsky
Austin Kelley/CFI Jeff Slutsky
WELL DONE!!!

NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
PAFT will kick off its fall dinner meeting schedule on Wednesday, September 13 at the Hopewell Valley Bistro. Cash bar social hour at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Upcoming events include the September 17th Larry West Memorial fly-in to Block Island and the October 15th Fall Foliage Fly-in to Sky Acres (NY) for brunch.
If you are a student or a pilot at 39N, we hope you will join us.  The Pilots Club was formed over 20 years ago when pilots would gather around the fence in front of the building and debate where to fly to for breakfast on Sunday mornings.  It grew over the years, serving as another source for pilots to “hangar talk” with others who are passionate about flying.  Dues are cheap and the members are like you – pilots.
 
Guests are always welcome at PAFT events.  Learn about PAFT at www.paft-nj.org
TFRs Come & Go!!!
Changes are frequent so make sure you check
BEFORE you take off.

AIRPLANE FOR SALE

 Total Time:

 930
Fresh Annual
Always Hangared
Garmin G-1000
Air Conditioned
Hot Prop
No Damage History
Excellent Condition
Asking 249,500
Contact Ken Nierenberg 609-731-4628
For more aircraft sales

Happy New Year to our
Jewish Friends
5778
From the Right Seat
Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle
The transponder has become an indispensible piece of equipment on the panel.  You can find the regulations regarding transponder use in 14 CFR 91.215.  Generally, an aircraft must have a transponder and altitude encoder (Mode C) to operate in Class A, B, C airspace, at an altitude above 10,000 ft, or within a 30 nautical mile radius of the primary airport in a Class B airspace.  New York has 3 primary airports!
Now that Temporary Flight Restrictions, TFRs, are in place so often, the use of the transponder is mandatory.
An instruction heard while using a transponder is to “Squawk” a numerical code.  Ever wonder why or how that word was chosen?
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – September, 2017 
  4th:  Labor Day
10th:  Montgomery FunFest   noon – 5:00 pm
13th:  Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers Dinner Meeting
20th:  Rosh Hashanah (at sundown)
22nd: 1st day of Autumn
29th:  Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)
FAA doctor – 8:00 – noon
     HAPPY September everyone!!  Summer is soon to be officially over towards the end of this month, but September is one of our favorite months for Helicopter flying!  The weather is perfect this time of year for Tours and Flight Lessons with the helicopter doors off and then next month the leaves start to change which makes for amazing Fall Foliage Helicopter Tours!

     Congratulations to Gerald Korey on his first solo this month!!

Summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty of time to squeeze in those last Jersey Shore or Hamptons Beach trips.  Let us help you beat the annoying weekend traffic by flying you right from work on Friday night into a nearby heliport or airport for your last weekend at the beach.  Contact us at 609-937-8787 or flyplatinumhelicopters@gmail.com  and we’ll be more than happy to give you a free price quote.
AVIONICS NEWS
ADSB-Installations – FAA Deadline 01-01-2020

TFR SPECIAL!!!
THE FIRST TWO PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP FOR THE
ADSB WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $200 DISCOUNT
ON TOP OF THE $500 FAA REBATE &
ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONS.
$2995.00 + up.
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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GARMIN
New ADSB coming out soon.
Starting at $2900 installed.
It has many new features included.
No “WAAS”
Receiver required.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg

September 29, 2017
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.