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.
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 Robinson
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.