Princeton Airport Newsletter October 2013

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News from 39N

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

Scheduling

In This Issue
Welcome New Staff
Meet ‘n Greet
From the Right Seat
Safety Seminar
Sharing the Air
FAA Doctor
Avionics News
Canibeat Present…
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers
Civil Air Patrol

OCTOBER, 2013    

  5th:  Meet ‘n Greet
10:00 – noon
7th:  Safety Seminar
7:00 PM
14th:  Columbus Day

19th:  FAA Medical Doctor
8:00 – noon
19th:  Canibeat Car Show
(Rain date 26th)

20th:  PAFT Fly-In Hamilton

31st:  Trick or Treat
Happy Halloween!!!

CONGRATULATIONS 

1st SOLO:

Michael Romanko/Craig Lupo

 

PRIVATE PILOT:

Hans Sun/Stephen Hansell

 

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENT:

Kris Hendrikson
Deandre Robinson

 

 

CHECK OUR HONOR ROLL


 

AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH 

        2007 Columbia 400 

750 Total Time Since New

TKS Anti-Ice System

Garmin G1000

Garmin GFC700 Autopilot

Excellent Condition,
Always Hangared,
No Damage History

 

  FOR THIS & OTHER AIRPLANES AVAILABLE

  

Ken@princetonairport.com   

             609-731-4628 

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We have been enjoying some of the best weather of 2013, and we hope you have been able to take to go flying and enjoy the fall colors.  Why not take a non-flyer to share this wonderful view.
The long awaited project of replacing the fuel tanks will finally begin in November. There will be some minor inconveniences, however that’s progress.
The maintenance hangar was used for Princeton-Plainsboro University Hospital Auxillary’s rummage sale which had beautiful weather and good attendance.  In October the car show will once again bring their interesting cars to 39N.  It’s worth checking out.
Happy Halloween.

Welcome New Staff & Good Luck to Previous Chief Pilot
We have had some new faces in the flight school – our chief pilot, Rob Argila has moved on to train with a commuter airline.
We are pleased to announced that Deandre RobinsonChief Pilot<br /><br />
 Deandre Robindon
has been appointed as chief pilot of Raritan Valley Flying School. Deandre graduated Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, CFII, a Certified Tower Operator – Air traffic controller in Santa Barbara, CA for one year prior to coming east to be closer to his daughter. He as been an instructor with RVFS since February of 2012.     is a CFII and has been teaching here for over a year.  Congratulations.
Also, we’d like to welcome CFI Craig Lupo, who has been here since the beginning of last month and his students are progressing well.
Additionally, Craig’s instructor, CFII Todd Lisella, has joined us as a part-time instructor.
Good luck to all and keep ’em flying.

Bagels &<br /><br />
 Coffee
                            MEET ‘N GREET
Bagels & Coffee
Saturday,  October 5th, ’13
10:00 – noon
Join aviators who love to share the flying experiences.  With this beautiful weather, some of you have taken trips that might be of interests to other pilots.  Let’s have some “hangar flying”.

From the RIght Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

Let’s talk some more about risk management and how you can make your flying safer and with less stress.

 

The FAA has spent a lot of effort in developing risk management processes that pilots can incorporate in their flight planning. This month, I want to review the 3-P Risk Management Process, developed by the FAA Aviation Safety Program.

In order for you to have a sound risk management process in place, you must incorporate:
 1.  A systematic identification of hazards
 2. Make an assessment of the degree of risk

3. A determination of the best course of action.

Safety Seminar 
 Chief Pilot Deandre Robinson
Aircraft Required Documents & Maintenance
Monday, October 7th, 2013
7:00 – 10:00 pm. 
Free – Bring a Friend.

Sharing The Air: Avoiding bird strikes in General AviationChief Pilot Deandre Robinson

 

Sharing the air with birds is a great thing, except when aircraft and birds try to occupy the same space at the same time. Usually that is a lose-lose proposition. In flight training, bird avoidance may not seem like a high-priority item, and yet there is enough evidence to suggest that CFIs and students should have at least a passing discussion about why it’s good to avoid birds.

 

Reportedly, a CFI and student were cruising at 1,500 feet when they were approached by a flock of 10-pound turkey buzzards. The landing lights on their Piper Warrior were turned on, and most of the flock turned sharply left and dived. But one confused avian turned right and collided with the Warrior’s stabilator. There was a loud bang followed by some vibration. The instructor declared an emergency and landed uneventfully at a nearby airport. The bird was not recovered and presumably fared less well than the airplane.

PLEASE READ MORE

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko 

SAturday, October 19, 2013

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.
 
Call Ken – 609-731-4628

Canibeat Presents: First Class Fitment 2013

Date: Saturday October 19th, 2013 | 11:00am-7:00pm
Rain Date:  Saturday, October 26th.

Location: Princeton Airport

41 Airpark Road Route 206

Princeton, NJ 08540

 

Official Website:  http://www.firstclassfitment.com

 

Now in its 4th year First Class Fitment has become a Fall tradition known for its unique venue, laid back environment, and variety of quality cars. With so many different events on the calendar each year catered to specific makes and models, First Class Fitment is one of the few events which brings together people from all walks of the automotive community. With more space, new vendors, and the same high quality of cars you have become accustomed to the Canibeat team has worked hard to organize another great event for everyone at the Princeton Airport on October 19th, 2013. Although we have secured more space at the airport for this year’s event, our focus has not changed and we have still planned an event focused more on the quality of cars in attendance rather than the quantity.

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Princeton Airport
Flying Tigers

Our next scheduled fly-in will be on October 20 when we will fly to Hamilton, NY.

Our next dinner meeting will be in November, however the restaurant has not yet been determined.  Check our website.

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


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