If you’ve ever thought it would be fun to fun to run an airport, think of what it’s like to run one in this Arctic weather? We have acquired some wonderful equipment to be able to handle snow, however even the newest of equipment fails in zero degrees.
Airport Manager Ken Nierenberg and his son Jack have been plowing during the night to assure we’re open as soon as possible. But this year is challenging for everything and everyone.
If you’re a student, your training has been adversely affected, but we are flying.
The frigid weather has also delayed the final tweaks for the fuel tanks, but they’ll be totally functioning shortly.
Want to Fly – We’ll make it happen!
After these many, many years of running an airport in all kinds of weather, we know how to get you into the air. Yes, we are flying. When snow is predicted, we put as many airplanes into the hangar as possible. We have preheaters and trained personnel ready when you’re ready to go flying.ATTENTION AIRPLANE OWNERS: If you need to be plowed out, please call Front Desk at 609-921-3100 and we’ll get to you as soon as possible. If you have a trip planned and need to go, let us know as we can put some priority on it.If you need a preheat, contact us and we’ll get to you as soon as possible.
For Your Added Convenience
We, at the Princeton Airport, now take, not only Paypal cards and payments, in addition to VISA, Master Card, American Express, but we can take AVCARD and AIR Card, and as before:
From the Right Seat
by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle
The use of paper charts is still a part of training pilots, despite the growing use and dependence on GPS devices. FAR 61.93 states the student pilot must receive and log flight training in ” Use of aeronautical charts for VFR navigation using pilotage and dead reckoning with the aid of a magnetic compass.” By the way, 61.93 states this requirement for student pilots of all types of aircraft (helicopter, gyroplane, powered lift, glider, airship, and powered parachute). Let’s go through a quick review of how to use charts for navigation without reference to GPS.
Attention All Renters:
Cessna Skyhawk, N5338N, is getting an upgrade on the avionics. A new Garmin GTX 330 has been installed. This puts out mode S and traffic will be audio and displayed on the GNS 430W. Check it out.
We will shortly have access to a full motion Red Wing simulator. Remember you can log 2.5 hours for the Private; 15 hours for the Instrument; and 50 hours for the Commercial license.
It will have the following airplanes:
Cessna 172 with G1000
Cessna 172 with Garmin 430 or 530
We’re anticipating two different twin engine airplanes.
Watch for an email when it’s available.
PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
Off to a rousing start!
Started Thursdays, Jan. 23, 2014, 7:00 pm
Managing instructor: Kris Hendrikson, CFII
$100 – RVFS enrolled students
$450 – non RVFS students There’s room for three more students.
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Instrument Study Group
More intimate setting for studying.
Instructor not leading, but available.
Starting Thursdays, starting Jan. 23, 2014
(same night as Private class)
Managing instructor, Craig Lupa, CFII.
$75.00 RVFS enrolled students
$300 – non RVFS students Three more are welcome.
SIGN UP TODAY FOR EITHER CLASS.
NOTE: We’re working on a video of each class so you’ll be able to catch up if you have to miss a class or review what you need.
Meet ‘N Greet – Saturday, February 1st, 10:00 am – noon
Brought to you by the Princeton Airport Flying Tigers.
Cancelled due to the weather.
Welcome to Our Staff
Isiah White – who is greeting you from behind the counter or answering your phone calls.
Give him or her an Introductory Flying Lesson for Valentine’s Day. It’s not fattening and unlike flowers, the person will remember it for the rest of his/her life.
You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment. No walk-in without a confirmation number.
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.Get with the ADSB requirement early. We hae already installed 7 ADSB systems and they are working well. You will have Traffic/ Weather without any subscription requiments. Garmin makes the GDL 88 and the starting price is $6,000 installed. Check for details on the Garmin website on what and how ADSB works.
GREAT VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENT. Any electronic items would thrill your favorite pilot. See Ken.