Princeton Airport News – July 2017

As we enter July, we are also entering a Temporary Flight Rule(TFR) – the President will be visiting Bedminster. Please make sure you follow the proper procedures.  There have been several instances of violations, so be smart – ask for help if you’re not sure of the regulations and procedures..

Check out our completions for June – what a difference consistent good weather and longer daylight makes.  Congratulations new pilots.

We wish you safe and enjoyable celebrations for the 4th of July.

Mike Renz and Analar Corp have been tenants at 39N for 35 years,where he and his staff provided charter services in jet helicopters for area residents and corporations.  Additionally, it has provided maintenance for helicopters near and far.
We welcome the expansion of its services with an Interior Shop.  Consistent with Analar’s quality service, they will provide quality work for interiors. For more information, call 609-921-7681.

On June 17, the Princeton Flying School hosted a seminar entitled Rusty Pilots.  It is a seminar that is put on by the AOPA, free for members, as part of the Wings program.  After the seminar, the attendees all received an endorsement from the speaker, Michael Gwinn for the ground portion of a Flight Review.  — Not bad as a free-bee,
The seminar was attended by over 40 pilots, not all admitted to being rusty. The seminar was 3 hours of ground instruction, interactive and entertaining, toward completing the flight review, valuable take-home materials, and handouts were  given for all to review what was learned. It felt like an overall, comprehensive, brush up on aviation knowledge and understanding what’s changed over the last couple of years.
We look forward to the next one.

1st Solo:
Griffin Petri /CFI Michael Siniakin
Private Pilots: 
Adriano Fusco/CFII Jeff Slutsky
Derek Lesueur/CFII Jeff Slutsky

Gabriel Hernandez/CFI Brandon Broadway

Mark Rust/CFII Jeff Slutsky
Robert Ducay/CFIISteve hansell
Instrument Pilot: 
Sandeep Saksena/CFII Jeff Slutsky

Platinum Helicopters would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!  We have been keeping busy with many helicopter tours, events, golf ball drops and wedding flights this past month.  If you are thinking about flying with us, don’t wait too long to book your flight as the summer months are really booking up fast.  We look forward to flying with you all soon!
From the Right Seat
Peter Rafle, Assistant Chief Pilot
      Why do you fly?  Each of us started our aviation life for different reasons.  Over time those original ideas and motivations might have changed.  I think it is a good practice to spend some time thinking about what aviation and flying, and just spending time around airplanes gives us.  Think positively and honestly while making a list of what still feeds your passion for being in an airplane.
      For example, is it the technology?  Do you just like to know how machines operate and you like being a part of the machine?   Is it opportunity to “get away” from the daily stresses of your earthbound life?  Is it having and developing new skills and the learning new things?  Is it that being a pilot is so different from what any of your relatives have ever done?  Do you plan on being a professional pilot one day?


FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
For appointments:  609-921-3100

1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.

You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment.
No walk-in without a confirmation number.
   4th:  Independence Day
22nd:  FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 – noon.
ADSB-Installations – FAA Deadline 01-01-2020
Time flies when your having fun.  Enjoy your ADSB sooner than later.  Eventually you will have to comply, so why not utilize this avionics now.
ADSB – Installed.  Starting $2995 + up.
Speak with Ken or Jeff – there are all sorts of specials.

Garmin G5 – Electronic Attitude Indicator
Starting at $2149. plus installation.
Call Ken or Jeff for information.

NEWS from the
PAFT wrapped up its spring meeting schedule with dinner at Ya Ya Noodle on May 10th.
After the summer break, we’ll kick off the fall season with a dinner meeting on Wednesday, September 13th; details will be posted soon.
Mentioning September this early in the year may seem like rushing things, but PAFT members will take full advantage of the summer to add new destinations and return to old favorites.  Guests are always welcome at PAFT events and dinners.
Don’t let the summer of ’17 go by without joining PAFT.  You’ll really enjoy the friendship of other aviation enthusiasts at our fly-ins and dinner meetings (and dues are only $25 per family).  Join us for this summer’s flights to Block Island, Sky Acres and the Hudson River corridor.  Guests are always welcome at PAFT events.
For more information go to

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

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