Princeton Airport News – February 2015

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News from 39N   

FEBRUARY, 2015                                    
Unicom:  122.7
Lights:  123.05   
In This Issue
Our King
Winter Operations
PAC Customers
From the Right Seat
Safety Seminar
FAA Doctor
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FEBRUARY 2015
14th:  Valentine’s Day
16th:  Presidents Day
18th: Ash Wednesday
19th: Safety Seminar
Hangar Talk with
Pete Rafle
28th: FAA Doctor
8:00 – noon
For appointments
call 609-921-3100.

CONGRATULATIONS

1st Solos: 

Nora Bradley/Kris
Hendrickson

 

Privates:

Instrument:

And more.

Airplane Ownership

  

AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH 

 

Do you think you want to purchase an airplane. Tell Ken your budget and needs, and he’ll scout for the right airplane. 

  

Ken@princetonairport.com        

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January doldrums got you down?  Just think, it is only 36 days until Daylight Savings Time and 48 days ’til Spring.  In the interim the plane loves to fly in the cold weather – it’s much more responsive, so get a bird’s eye view of the area all covered with white.

“OUR KING”
Our mentor and leader, Dick Nierenberg, has been in the hospital since the end of December and we all miss him dearly.  We miss his words of wisdom, his humor, and his very presence. The family would like to thank all of you who have called and shared our wish for a full recovery.

WINTER OPERATIONS
This cold, snowy weather presents conditions with which we have to contend.  Please plan ahead and follow a few procedures so we can help you.
*  Please give us amply notice to get you plowed out.
*  Call the front desk and they will put you on the list.
*  If you need a pre-heat, again call the desk ahead of time.
Ken, Jack and Steve were out in the wee hours during the storm to assure that 39N was open and operational.  Be careful and enjoy the scenery.

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS of
PAC – Pacific Aircraft Corp
Effective immediately we are discontinuing snail mail in favor of digital billing.  We will not only save on postage, paper and time, we will be more efficient and improve the environment at the same time.
Please forward your email address to PAC@princetonairport.com
Thanks for your cooperation.

From the Right Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

UAS, drones, multi-rotor copters, quad rotor, octocopter are just some of the names of the small, remote controlled small flying machines that have many people agitated. I am not talking about model airplanes that look like the full sized airplanes they are built to represent. The ones that are getting all the press lately are those plastic machines, you can buy at Sharper Image and other places, having four or eight rotors powered by electric motors. Controlled by the radio they have been eagerly supported by hobbyists. But, now commercial interests want to use them in a wide range of applications the cold place them in a conflict with commercial and general aviation airplanes that have real live people in them.

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SAFETY SEMINAR 


HANGAR TALK WITH PETE RAFLE

 

 

Thursday, February 19, 7:00 pm

Editor’s Note:  If you haven’t sat and chatted with Pete, this is a great opportunity as he is a walking encyclopedia about aviation and life.

 
Free – bring a friend.

EVENT PLANNING
Are you planning a wedding, bar mitzvah, party, business meeting, why not have it at Princeton Airport.  Over the years we have hosted these and many more types of events.  Parking is ample and we have several venues, depending upon the size and event.  Speak with Ken.

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko 

Saturday, February 28, 2015
8:00 am – 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 Promotion Name

The ruling for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) requirements is coming soon.  Why not enjoy the features of this equipment now instead of putting off.  It enhances safety by giving traffic and weather on your panel mounted GSP and/or tablet.

PAC has become a dealer – the only one in New Jersey and one of the first in the region.  We have done quite a few already and we have the experience to provide you with skilled service.

Our Price:  Starting at $4995 installed.

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Princeton Airport
Flying Tigers

PAFT kicked off 2015 with a well-attended January dinner meeting at Amalfi’s Restaurant in Lawrenceville.

The January fly-in to Sky Manor was cancelled due to low ceilings and icing conditions, but we’ll try it again next month.

Jumping the gun, as usual, PAFT has started its annual Sun ‘n Fun fly-in trip planning to Lakeland, Florida in April.

Don’t forget to visit  www.paft-nj.org  – guests are always welcome at events.

About PRINCETON AIRPORT

Since 1967 the Nierenbergs have run a maintenance shop for major and minor repairs. Their experienced staff of certified mechanics assures you quality service on your aircraft. The maintenance hangar contains the latest equipment and a large stock of airplane parts to be able to service you in a timely manner.