Princeton Airport Newsletter January 2014

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January, 2014
Lights:  123.05: 
  AWOS (609-924-3901                                           609-921-3100

Scheduling

In This Issue
WOW What A Santa
Ground School Classes
From the Right Seat
Meet ‘N Greet
PAPI Lights
Fuel Tanks
Safety Seminar
Our Website
FAA Doctor
Avionics News
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

JANUARY, 2014    
  1st:  Happy New Year
           Closed
  4th:  Meet ‘N Greet 10-noon
 8th:   PAFT Dinner meeting
11th:  FAA Medical Doctor
           8:00 am – noon
           Walk-ins ’til 11:30
           Appointments-
           Call –609-921-3100
19th:  PAFT Fly-In
20th:  Martin Luther King Jr.
Day
23rd:  Private Pilot Ground
School – 7:00PM
           Instrument Pilot Study
Group – 7:00PM
24th:  PAFT tour of Philly
Tour
28th:  Safety Seminar

CONGRATULATIONS 

1st SOLO:
Evan Tucker/Craig Lupa
 
PRIVATE PILOTS:

Nathi Kiupatanasilp/Stave
Hansell

CHECK OUR HONOR ROLL 

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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Looking back on 2013, there were no really overwhelming events.  We had our monthly Meet ‘N Greets; Safety Seminars; Classes; FAA Doctor; summer tours.  These continued whether the weather was good or bad.  Airport improvements included a Cloud Height Sensor, working PAPI, and of course, the new fuel tanks installation.  New staff has come aboard while others have moved on to better their careers.
We welcomed 65 new students; 15 solos; and 20 completions.  Some of you have moved to 39N as renters and/or with your aircraft.  We hope your stay at 39N is rewarding.
Let’s hope your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 will come true and that you will have many safe, fun flying experiences.
The Nierenbergs

ANNUAL SANTA FLY=IN

WOW – You Helped & Contributed

 

Our 38th Santa Fly-In was a rousing success.   Mercer County Bd of Social Services There has never been an official count, however the hangar was packed with families and the gift laden large leaf bags were plentiful.  You were very generous with your donations as shown in the picture of County personnel gathering the bags for the Needy.  You also donated checks to the Foodbank of Somerset County and there were boxes of food to bring to the food banks.  Thanks.

On Christmas Eve day the weather was crisp and clear – perfect for Santa.

People started arriving very early with the assisting elves.  Inside the hangar everyone was in a holiday mood with the music and cookies and cocoa.

The Martin Griff from The Times of Trenton captured the event beautifully.

http://photos.nj.com/njcom_photo_essays/2011/12/santa_arrives_to_princeton_air.html 

Please read on for the behind the scenes effort.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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
SIGN UP TODAY FOR EITHER CLASS.

From the Right Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

 

In the New York Times obituary page on Sunday, December 22, 2013 was the story of Kenneth A. Schechter.  Mr. Schechter died on Dec. 11 at the age of 83.  The photo accompanying the column showed a young Navy Ensign Schechter shaking the hand of another Naval officer, Lt J.G. Howard Thayer on board the carrier Valley Forge in 1952.

The obituary described how Ensign Schechter flew his damaged A 1 Skyraider, while wounded and blinded, guided by the instructions provided by Lt Thayer.   An anti aircraft shell had exploded in the cockpit, blowing off the canopy and severely wounding

Schechter.  Thayer, hearing the call for help broadcast by Schechter, responded by intercepting him before entering the thick overcast where rescue would have been impossible.  Although Schechter was in pain and passing in and out of consciousness, Thayer guided him away from the combat zone to a dirt strip beyond the front where Schechter could be guided to a landing.  Schechter responded to Thayer’s calm instructions and made a perfect wheels up landing.

MORE

Meet ‘N Greet  – Saturday, January 4th – 10:00 am – noon
Bagels & Coffee

Brought to you by the Princeton Airport Flying Tigers.
We are resuming our Meet ‘n Greet on the first Saturday of the month.  Pilots, student pilots, and wanna-be-pilots are invited to share their love of flying while drinking coffee and having a bagel.
We have heard many wonderful flying stories over the years – share yours.

THE PAPI lights are now operational.
 
Thanks, Bob Seidel, for your expertise.

FUEL TANKS
The installation of the tanks have gone very smoothly and we had no interruption of service with either avgas or jet fuel.  Lots of pre-planning have assured you the needed services.  We had extra fuel tanks for both fuels and they kept the service going.  We expect the project to be completed in the next two week.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Safety Seminar:

January 28, 2013, 7:00pm
Weather Decision Making

(You can never have enough weather training.)
Instructor:  CFII Kevin Sonta

 
Please check out our website – it has been tweaked and should be more user friendly.

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko 

January 11th 8:00 – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
Call 609-921-3100 for appointment.

 

1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.
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

2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers.  Special recognition to Founding Member Steve Anasiewicz and Charter Members Ralph Baron, Dan Bellware and Dick Nierenberg.

January will be busy: a dinner meeting in Hopewell onJanuary 8th, a mystery destination fly-in on January 19th and then we’ll close out the month with a behind-the-scenes tour of Philadelphia International Airport’s radar room and tower cab on Friday, January 24th.

PAFT is a social organization of aviation enthusiasts with membership open to pilots, student pilots and non-pilots; are all welcome.  For more information and PAFT and upcoming events visit www.paft-nj.org   or join us at the January dinner meeting and see what PAFT is all about (dues are just $25 per year per family).

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