Princeton Airport Newsletter – March 2013

                                   News from 39N

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

Scheduling

In This Issue
Avionics Updates
Private Pilot Ground School
Safety Corner
Meet ‘N Greet
Safety Seminar
Systyme Malfunctions
Happy Holidays
FAA Medical
PAFT News
CAP News

Calendar of Events
March, 2013
  

St. Patrick's Day
  2nd:  Meet ‘n Greet
10:00-noon
Coffee & bagels
10th:   Daylight Savings Time
Begins.
Spring Forward
13th:     PAFT Dinner Meeting
          PAFT Fly In
17th:  St. Patrick s Day
20th:  SPRING

23rd:  FAA Doctor
8:00 – noon
For appointments
call: 609-921-3100
Walk-In ’til 11:30

25th:   Passover begins.

31st:   Easter Sunday
Spring

CONGRATULATIONS 

PRIVATE PILOT:
Curtis Cole/John Bastan

CHECK OUR HONOR ROLL

AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH 

1978 Turbo Arrow        

Turbo Arrow Super Special
$54,900

And more… 

 

  FOR THIS & OTHER AIRPLANES AVAILABLE

  

Ken@princetonairport.com   

             609-731-4628 

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Greetings:
     The best we can write about February is that it’s over and we had some snow, but not too much.  However the rain and wind has slowed everybody’s flying.   March is here which bring longer days, Daylights Saving Time, and hopefully more flying and outdoor activities.
     We are introducing an “AVIONICS NEWS” article every month, as this is an area that has
experienced enormous change in technology and regulations over the past few decades.  We will try to keep you aprised of these as time goes on.
     And didyou know that our website is now mobile friendly.  Just try going toprincetonairport.com on your mobile phone, and you will see our mobile website.

AVIONICS UPDATES
 ADS-B or Automatic-Dependent-Surveveillance-Broadcast
What is ADS-B?  ADS-B, or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, is a new technology that allows air traffic controllers to see traffic with more precision than ever before. Instead of relying on decades-old radar technology, ADS-B uses highly accurate GPS signals. As a result, ADS-B works where radar often doesn’t – even in remote areas or mountainous terrain. And because it can function at low altitudes and on the ground, it can also be used to monitor traffic on airport taxiways and runways. Air traffic controllers aren’t the only ones who will see the benefits of ADS-B, though. Aircraft with certain equipment can also receive ADS-B traffic and subscription-free weather information while in flight over the U.S.
As a GARMIN dealerfor many years,we are well equipped to handle the specific needs of your aircraft.  Speak with Ken, and he’ll guide you through these changes.
GARMIN has a very informative video which should be very informative.  Check it out.

Jeppesen Private Ground School  PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
If you would like to join the Ground School Class, the next session will be the fourth week.  Perhap you wold like to get a refresher, this might be what you need.  Wwill pro-rate the cost.
The class will meet once a week from 7:00 – 10:00 pm on MOnday nights.

SAFETY CORNER – by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

 

Attitude Check!

Recent study of the accident record for general aviation shows what we have long suspected. Despite all the improvements in aircraft design, better avionics, and instruction, pilots make errors. Further examination of the data shows that 95% percent of training time is spent on the technical aspects of flight and only 5% is spent of teaching about human factors that lead us to make mistakes. But, it is clear that 95% of the accidents can be directly linked to human error!

So, we all have to become more aware of how we each make decisions, and how we can avoid making bad ones.

READ MORE

Princeton Airport Flying TigersBagels & Coffee
sponsors the 

 
               Meet ‘N Greet  
with coffee & bagels 

                 Saturday, March 2, 2013
              10:00 – noon

Join us for coffee and a bagel and share your goals for this spring, which is around the corner.  Bng a friend and let’s Hangar Fly!

 SAFETY SEMINARWeather Report  

Topic: Aviation Weather Reports

Instructor: Chief Pilot John Bastan

Date: Tuesday, March 26, ’13

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Free – bring a friend.

 Chief Pilot John Bastan

 

System malfunctions

 

Blocked pitot tube:

A blocked pitot tube is a pitot-static problem that will only affect airspeed indica-tors.  A blocked pitot tube will cause the airspeed indicator to register an increase in airspeed when the aircraft climbs, even though actual airspeed is constant. This is caused by the pressure in the pitot system remaining constant when the atmos-pheric pressure (and static pressure) are decreasing.
In reverse, the airspeed indicator will show a decrease in airspeed when the aircraft descends. The pitot tube is susceptible to becoming clogged by ice, water, insects or some other obstruction.  For this reason, aviation regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommend that the pitot tube be checked for obstructions prior to any flight.  To prevent icing, many pitot tubes are equipped with a heating element. A heated pitot tube is required in all aircraft certificated for instrument flight except aircraft certificated as Experimental Amateur-Built.

Passover 

 

 

Happy HolidaysEaster

FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
Saturday, MArch 23rd, ’13
8:00 – noon : Call 609-921-3100 for appointment.
Walk-ins until 11:30.
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.

News from the
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers39N Logo 
February Fly-in went ahead although most of the six attendee’s drove to Reading, PA (KRDG) for lunch & a museum tour.
The March 13, 2013 dinner will be at Cafe Graziella. there will be a presentation on Bats.
The location for the March 17,  our fly-in will be to SkyAcres (44N).  Join us

For more information about PAFT  

US Air Force Auxiliary

CIVIL AIR PATROL

Somerset Squadron at Princeton Airport

Our Three Missions are Emergency Services – Cadet Programs – Aerospace Education

 

 

Squadron meetings from January thru March 2013 are scheduled for the first Monday of the Month from 6 pm until 9 pm in the Conference Room On the 2nd Floor

41 Airpark Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 921-3100


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