Princeton Airport Newsletter August 2013

 

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New from 39N

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

Scheduling

In This Issue
From the RIght Seat
Safety Seminar
A Dear Friend
Congratulations Kris
Meet ‘n Greet
Reunion of Sorts
Avoiding Gear-up Landings
FAA Doctor
Avionics News
Summer Tours
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

AUGUST, 2013Sunflowers 

15th: Safety Seminar 7:00 pm
18th:  PAFT Fly-In
Williamsport, PA
24th:  FAA Doctor 8:00 – noon

Tuesday –  August
Free airport tours
10:30 am.

CONGRATULATIONS 

1st SOLO:

 Michael Lemonie/Deandre
Robinson
Nicholas Pengue/Rob Argila
Symon Rusinseswicz/Rob
Argila

 

PRIVATE PILOT:

Matthew Sclafani/Rob Argila

 

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR:  Kris Hendrickson/Rob Argila

 

CHECK OUR HONOR ROLL


Welcome to 39N:

Steve Richard & your Cessna 182.

AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH 

  1975 Cessna 172     1975 Cessna 172

150 Hrs Since Penn Yan

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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We are finally getting some wonderful flying weather.  Hope you are getting a chance to enjoy it.
During July significant changes became effective regarding Philadelphia Class B Airspace.  You have two opportunities to make yourself familiar – Peter Rafle’s column below and the Safety Seminar on August 15.  Please take advantage of these.

From the Right Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

The New Philadelphia Class B Airspace

 

If there is any chance that you will be flying in, or near, the Philadelphia Class B airspace, you need to be aware that the shape, and floor altitudes of the rings have changed.

 

First get hold of the latest Philadelphia TAC chart, dated July 25, 2013.  That is the date the new layout went into effect.  Among the changes are the elimination of the VFR corridor to the east that was between the old Class B and Alert area A-220. The Mode C veil is still between 20 and 30 miles, but the new east and west extension intrudes to 24 miles with a floor of 4000 ft.

This new extension out to 24 miles east and west accommodates airline traffic being vectored to runways 27 L/R ,or 09 L/R.  The floor between 24 miles and 20 miles in this segment is 4000 ft.  The new extension is 15 miles wide (7.5 miles either side of center line to runway. It the steps down towards the airport from 20 miles to 15 miles to 3000 ft; between 15 miles to 8 miles at1500 ft, and within 8 miles of KPHL the floor is at the surface.  There is a cutout for Cross Keys to accommodate sky diving ops.

 

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Safety Seminar 
Airspace – Philadelphia Class B Changes
  Thursday, August 15th, 2013

7:00 – 10:00 pm.
Chief Pilot:  Rob Argila
A must for every pilot in this area.
Free – Bring a Friend.

A Dear Friend
Roger Cantoni
1959-2013
We were all shocked and sadden by the untimely death of Roger Cantoni.  Roger began training with us in 2000 with the hope of fulfilling a life long dream.  He became a private pilot in 2003; instrument pilot the following year.  Roger loved to fly the Cutlass, and would go flying with the loveliest smile on his face.  We will miss him.
Our hearts go to the Roger’s family.
Contributions:  Carrier Clinic www.carrierclinic.com
                      Learning Ally www.learningally.org

Congratulations Kris HendricksonCFI Kris Hendrikson

Kris Hendrickson took his first intro lesson at Princeton Airport when he was just 12 years old in the summer of 2005. Over the next couple years he saved all of his money and bought occasional lessons as his interest in aviation grew. In the summer of 2009 he began training seriously, soloing that August at age 16 and getting his private license the following April.

After high school he began attending The College of New Jersey in pursuit of a business degree while still fostering his interest in aviation. He was hired by the Princeton Airport as a flight coordinator during the summer of 2011 and has served in that role for the past two years, doing jobs ranging from answering phones to fueling planes. During this time he attained his instrument rating, commercial license, and now his Flight Instructor license.

MEET ‘N GREET WILL RETURN IN
SEPTEMBER.

Reunion of Sorts
Summer frequently brings visits from former students and/or employees.  Recently Michael Jardin came back to visit.  Mike exemplifies the efforts we have utilized to entice future pilots.  When he was in nursery school, he visited the airport for a tour.  Evidently we made an impact that he was the first person to contact us when we posted our website.  While a student at Princeton High School, he worked as a line person.  We was promptly nicknamed “Fish Boy” as he came to work in the morning after swim team practice.
Mike went to Cornell having achieved his Private, Instrument and Commercial license at Princeton.  While at school, he taught in the flying club, adding up to hours.  He continued with flying and now lives in Hong Kong with his wife and two children, and he flies the 777 for Cathay Pacific.  It was great to catch up.
While he was here, Jeff Wilman, former flight coordinator and instructor, was visiting.  Jeff works for Continental.

Avoiding Gear-Up Landings:Chief Pilot Rob Argila

“There are those who have, and those who will.” How often have you heard that said when talking about landing retractable-gear airplanes with the gear up? This statement is a fine example of the “resignation” mindset – that a gear-up landing is inevitable, and there’s nothing we can do to avoid gear-related mishaps. Instead, let’s teach this mantra to our retractable-aircraft students: “There are those who have, and those who won’t.”

FAA Medical Doctor

Doctor Michael Nosko

Saturday, August 24, 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
Transponders:  Is your transponder within currency?  If not, call for a check.
ADSB:  You have time to install this, however since it provides free traffic and current weather, you might want to install it now.  If you have any questions, please contact Ken.

Summer Tours of 39N
During the months of July and August we offer free airport tours to the public.  Whether they are pre-schoolers or seniors, everyone will get a chance to enjoy the airport environment.  This is also a positive way for the public to understand why we need airports.
Date:  Every Tuesday (weather permitting)
Time:  10:30 am
Cost:  Free
So spread the word – every parent looks for things to do with children (of all ages).  We welcome them to Princeton Airport.
For more information, check www.princetonairport.com

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Princeton Airport Flying Tigers

The August fly-in will be on August 18th to Williamsport. PA.  Please join us.

 

The next dinner is Wed. 9/11 @ Pind restaurant in Kingston, NJ

Please see paft-nj.org for details.