Princeton Airport News – June 2018

Sure, it’s spring but the weather either goes from April weather to July weather.  So flying has been interrupted as these fronts move through. If you’re training or flying for fun, this has slowed you down, hang in there – it’s bound to change.
     Welcome many new faces as some of our staff moves on and additional staff is needed for the long days of summer.
      We’re ready to fly – and we’ll welcome sunny days with open arms.
      Preflight Proficiency and Seeking the a Perfect Preflight 
Thursday, June 28th, 2018
 7:00 pm.
CFII:  Hans Sun 
A refresher to a proper pre-flight can never be ignored.  Join us as Hans goes into detail on the airworthiness inspection that is sometimes glossed.  Make sure you are doing a proper preflight. Ask those questions you always were too embarrassed to ask.  This seminar is HiGHLY recommended for all of our student pilots, but should be an interesting refresher for pilots of any experience level.
FREE –  Bring a friend
From the Right Seat – Instructor Emeritus Peter Rafle
Last week, we read that a Boeing 737 sustained an engine fire after takeoff and soon, thereafter, crashed with loss of all occupants. This was a tragic, rare event that every pilot should think about in terms of; what if that was me?   In this spirit, I continue to read accident reports going into my 56th year of flying.
Obviously, the pilots of that 737 did not have the scenario of their demise on their minds as they prepared to takeoff. But all airline pilots practice similar possible failures in the simulator many times. Training pilots to handle every possible failure effectively and consistently is a difficult task. Each pilot brings to the cockpit his or her own experience, personality, problem solving style, and emotional state.


Parth V. Patel began working at Princeton Airport as a flight coordinator/line person in July, 2015.  He quickly learned the intricacies of our school and business. On May 30th Parth is leaving us, heading to Oklahoma City where he will train to be an Air Traffic Controller for six months.  Afterwards, Parth will be assigned to the New York Tracon, so we will have a friend there. While working Parth earned his Private Pilot’s license in June, 2017.

     Whatever Parth pursued during the work day, he was reliable and the job was well done.  And he also had great technology expertise to help us as needed.  We will all miss Parth, however we wish him the best in his pursuit of his dream.
Justin Litus, left, has served the line and now he has moved behind the counter, while Abby Gray, right, will be assisting as flight coordinator for the summer.
Left, we welcome Ryan Barry who will be our summer re-fueler and line person.
Right, we welcome the return of Hans Sun, who began flying with Steve Hansell and attended college, returning with CFII to teach at 39N.

1980 Piper Turbo Saratoga Fixed Gear ~
Total Time 3990
360 Hours since major overhaul 1999
100 hours since IRAN 2010 by Mattituck
Annual Due January 2019
No Damage History
Complete logs
Garmin 430 ( non WAAS)
King KX 170B
Kings KT76A Trans
Garmin 340 audio panel with intercom
Century 3 Auto-pilot fully coupled
Asking  $109,900
Contact Ken Nierenberg at 609-731-4628 for details
MAY Achievements –  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1st Solos:
Marco Funiciello/MEI Jeff Slutsky
David Prilutsky/CFI Michael Siniakin
Parth A Patel/CFI Branka Brnovic
The final paperwork is the last step to the start of our construction project.  Sometime during June or July, through a grant from the State of New Jersey (your fuel taxes) 39N will be upgrading the runway and taxiway lights, beacon and PAPIs.  LED lights will replace the existing lighting system.,

If you need help removing one, contact us.


Countdown 19 MONTHS left to FAA Deadline
ADBS Solution is in stock.  Install the New GDL 82 which complies with the 2020 FAA Mandate for ADSB out for prices starting at $2495 installed.  See or talk to Ken


New ADSB coming out soon.  Starting at $2900 installed.
It has many new features included.
Receiver required.
We have a few slots open in June for your ADSB installation.  Might as well enjoy the benefits now.
We have lots of used equipment available for installation.  See Ken.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg

June 16th, 2018
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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – JUNE, 2018                summer sun
14th:  Ramadan end in the evening
16th:  FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 – noon
17th:  Father’s Day
21st:  1st Day of Summer
28th:  Safety Seminar 7:00
          Preflight Proficiency and Seeking the a Perfect Preflight
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Mini fly-in’s continue to draw a regular crowd. If anyone is interested contact Ben Gazdowicz at to be added to the distribution list.
Our next dinner meeting will be held on September 12th.
PAFT wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.
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