Princeton Airport Newsletter December 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we can look forward to a New Year with health, happiness, and lots of flying.  As we are in the midst of the busy holiday season, if you are flying, leave all of the busyness behind and enjoy your flight.  You don’t have to deal with the challenges of commercial air travel – you can come and go as you like. Safe flying.

Many thanks to all you who are users at 39N, in each and every capacity.  It’s you that makes this place special.  We hope that we have served you well, and look forward to 2014 for a better year to come and completion of your aviation goals.
The Nierenbergs
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News from 39N

December, 2013
Lights:  123.05: 
  AWOS (609-924-3901                                           609-921-3100

Scheduling

In This Issue
Annual Santa Fly In
Fuel Tanksr
From the Right Seat
Safety Seminar
FAA Doctor
Avionics News
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

DECEMBER, 2013    

 4th:  Last night Chanukah

16th:  Last day to bring
gifts for Santa
21st:  Winter begins
24th:  Santa flies into 39N
25th:  Merry Christmas 
 

26th:  Kwanzaa begins

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31st:  New Year’s Eve

JANUARY, 2014

1st:  Closed
HAPPY NEW YEAR

CONGRATULATIONS 

PRIVATE PILOTS:

Kevin Colman/Stave Hansell
Christophe Germe/Kris
Hendrickson

 

INSTRUMENT PILOT:  Alexander Stokman/Steve      Hansell

 

CHECK OUR HONOR ROLL


 WELCOME TO 39N –

Luke Visconti & your Columbia 400.
AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH 

  
1975 Cessna 172

Sharp, excellent condition 172.

150 Hrs Since Penn Yan Overhaul

2020 Total Time

IFR Certified

Hangared

Avionics:

Narco MK12D Nav/Comm w Glide Slope

King KX170B Nav/Comm

4-place Intercom

King KMA24 Audiopanel

Mode C Transponder w Mode C

Asking $54,900

  FOR THIS & OTHER AIRPLANES AVAILABLE

  

Ken@princetonairport.com   

             609-731-4628   

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ANNUAL SANTA FLY=IN

Help & Contribute!    

 

One of the best events at 39N is our Santa Fly-In.  This will be the 38th year that we have sponsored this happening. (At 47N prior to Princeton.

On Tuesday, December 24th at 11:00 a.m.Santa (a.k.a Airport Manager, Ken Nierenberg) will fly into the airport with gifts for area children.  To participate you must bring a wrapped gift for you child or children with the name in large print.  (Gifts should not exceed 12 inches.  If you have more than one gift, tie them together so Santa can give them together.)

 

You must also bring an equal number of unwrapped gifts for NEEDY children.  In the lobby there will be two chimneys to receive the respective gifts.  Get your gifts in early, as Santa dispenses them in the order we receive them.  (Collection starts Nov. 27th.)

So, 39N patrons – how can you help?  Santa needs lots of elves to make sure that everything goes smoothly and safely.  We get hundreds of kids and their respective families, so it’s a very large crowd.

We’ll need people inside and outside while everyone arrives.  We give out cocoa and cookies while Pat McKinley entertains the children with holiday songs. Once Santa arrives by plane, we have to make sure there is smooth path for him into the hangar.  Call of signup at the front desk.  We set up at9:30am.  Thanks,

FOR MORE INFORMATION

FUEL TANKS
As we relayed, the new tanks were delivered the beginning of this month.  In the picture the new tanks are along side of the old one.  If you have been to the airport lately, you will see that they are in the right place.  Now all of the finishing work has to continue.  We expect the new tanks to be online by the New Year.

From the Right Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

 

We can still learn a lot about flying from the birds.  This past week the skies have been filled by thousands of Canada geese flying east in the morning and then returning in late afternoon to their overnight roosting in Hopewell and Montgomery.  Though they can pose a risk of collision, we can avoid hitting them and still enjoy their aviating.

Recently, a student and I held short of the runway while a mob of geese landed in the recently cut corn along the runway.  It gave us a chance to observe how geese controlled their descent and spotted their landings.  Instructors usually tell their new student to watch landing airplanes to better understand the process.  I believe it is also instructive to observe how a goose changes its attitude and wing shape to precisely descend and land.  Lessons that can help improve how a pilot understands the control of a landing airplane.
READ ON

PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
  Starting Thursdays, Jan. 23, 2014, 7:00  pm
Managing instructor:  Kris Hendrikson, CFII

$100 – RVFS enrolled students
$450 – non RVFS students

Instrument Study Group

,   More intimate setting for studying.
Instructor not leading, but available.
Starting Thursdays, starting Jan. 23, 2014
(same night as Private class)
Managing instructor, Craig Lupa, CFII.

$75.00 RVFS enrolled students
$300 – non RVFS students

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko 

Date to be announced. 8:00 – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
Call 609-921-3100 for appointment.
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING MEDICAL APPLICATIONS!!

EFFECTIVE OCT 1 2012 (FOR NEXT FAA DOC APPOINTMENT):
ALL FAA MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT ON-LINE @
PRIOR TO YOUR MEDICAL EXAMINATION.
You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment.  No walk-in without a confirmation number.

AVIONICS NEWS
Have you considered having your avionics upgraded?  We can help you.
 
Are you in compliance with FAR 91.411 & 91.413 – transponder and altimeter checks due every two years.
 
Any electronic items would thrill your favorite pilot.  See Ken.
 
Call Ken – 609-731-4628

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Princeton Airport
Flying Tigers

The Nov. 13th dinner @ Cafe Graziella was attended by 18 members.  The next dinner will be Wed. 1/18/13 – location to be announced.The Nov. fly-in to Georgetown DE. was cancelled twice due to weather.  The next fly-in will be Sunday 1/19/13 – location to be announced.We hope to see as many as possible at the Santa Fly-In on December 24 – at 9:30 to be Santa’s elves..

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