Princeton Airport News – September 2019

The cooler weather and the lack of TFRs are such a relief after a challenging August.  So take advantage as the great autumn weather returns.  Once again the Montgomery FunFest will return to Princeton Airport and we hope for a beautiful day so everyone can enjoy the benefits of the airport as well as the many activities planned.  Come visit our booth!!!

On a different note, I had the pleasure of helping out one day – it’s been 7 years since I retired and the airport never looked so good and it is a pleasure to meet so many new faces and a few long time friends.  I stay in touch by continuing to write the newsletter each month, but on occasion, visit the airport.  Continue your growth to general aviation and the region.
~ Naomi Nierenberg

For the 5th year, Princeton Airport will host Montgomery FunFest on September 15th, rain or shine.  Airport operations will continue normally.  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,  Of course the airport will have a booth and aviation will prevail all around.
HELP WANTED:
FLIGHT COORDINATOR(S)
FREE SUMMER AIRPORT TOURS
 
The summer tours once again enlightened the public to the activities at Princeton Airport.  Whether adult or child, the airport is always an interesting place.  Perhaps
AVIONICS NEWS –

Countdown 4 MONTHS left to FAA Deadline – 2020!!!

As this deadlin approaches, be aware that effective January 1st, you will not be legal to fly without this equipment!

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.

As the deadline is approaching, schedule your installation soon, as we are starting to get backed up.                 
 
ALTERNATIVE UPGRADE
We have lots of used equipment available for installation.  See Ken.
AIRPLANE FOR SALE
1972 Cessna 172 739NT
6000TT1250
SMOHGNX 80
GPSMX20
MFDSL15
Audio Panel SL 30
Nav-com
Fresh Annual
Complete Logs
Avionics Needs Work
Asking $59,900
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details
PRINCETON AIRPORT’S PODCAST
 
Our next Podcast is once again with Skip Rawson who’s many years in aviation from military to general aviation can fill many sessions.  Unfortunately the latest wasn’t completed in time for this newsletter This will give you time to catch up or play once again.
Check out the previous podcasts.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg
September 14th, 2019
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
Peter Rafle, Chief Pilot 
Emeritus
I recently flew to and participated in an air show. I flew a 1966 Cessna 150. It was slow, predictable, and fun to fly. Powered by an O-200 engine, producing 100 horsepower, I made an average of 73 knots over the ground due to headwinds. Lots of time to enjoy the green fields and forests I was passing over.
I also started thinking of how engines are designated. Do you know what the “O” means? What is the difference between a 320 and a 540?
So when I was home I started to nose around the internet and found some answers to my questions.
I found a Lycoming document, Lycoming Certificated Aircraft Engines, of December 2013, SSP-1-1. This document is 55 pages of detailed descriptions of all the Lycoming engines. Let’s take a look at the IO-320-D1C as our first example. The prefix, IO, means that the engine is fuel injected and the cylinders are opposed (horizontally).
PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL

August 2019 Achievements
CONGRATULATIONS
Solos:

Caleb Ahles/CFI Elijah Johnson

Josh Skolnick/CFII Jeff Slutsk
Instrument Pilot:
Wesley Chin/CFII David DiLauro

NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing summer! Please join us for our September dinner meeting on Wednesday, September 11th at Hopewell Bistro located at 15 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525. Social hour will be held from 6-7pm, followed by dinner from 7-9pm. We would love to hear your stories of the summer flights you accomplished! All interested in aviation are welcome to attend!
Please RSVP at  http://www.paft-nj.org/WEB_PAGE_PAFT_NEXT_MTG.htm so we can give the restaurant an accurate count.
NEED A HANGAR FOR YOUR AIRCRAFT?
Call Ken – 609-731-4628.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
September,  2019
Sunflowers
  2nd:  Labor Day
 11th:  Princeton Airport Flying
Tigers Dinner Meeting
14th:  FAA Medical Doctor
8:00 – noon
15th:  Montgomery FunFest
23rd:  1st Day of Autumn
29th:  Rosh Hashana begins at
sundown.
Raritan Valley Air, Raritan Valley Flying School and Princeton Flying School’s
HONOR ROLL

is current, thanks to our webmaster.
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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