The relative calm at Princeton Airport is a relief from the chaos of the real world. Flying above the fray has always been enticing, but now more than ever, it is quite cathartic. No, we’re not back to our regular activities, however we are trying to make the best of a bad situation. All precautions are being taken for our staff and our customers. Hope you are doing the same.
Where the skies were void of airplanes and associated noise since March, the beautiful weather has enticed pilots to take to the air, and we are once again beginning to hear the roar of the engines. Of course, we’re practicing all of the procedures to assure you and safety first.
We are also welcoming the newest tenant to 39N, Elite Flight Experience, to the airport complex.
Check them out on the 2nd floor. Elite Flight Experience expands the options of our general aviation facility.
75th Anniversary of V-E DAY
Victory over Europe
Thanks to Andrew D. Swart, who took these pictures from the back seat via GoProVideo
DAILY MINIMUMS FOR AIRCRAFT RENTALS ARE SLASHED 50%
FOR JUNE AND JULY. . . . .
With things and places opening up, who wants to spend your vacation using the airlines now with the virus hanging around?
Sounds like a great time to rent a plane from Princeton and go someplace for a few days. . . .
Lancaster, PA and check out the Amish. . .
Myrtle Beach and get some golfing in (send your clubs ahead by UPS – more room for other luggage /toys). . .
Ocean City NJ and walk to the beach — OK want to get out of New Jersey. . .
Ocean City, MD. . .
Block Island –just on the other side of Long Island . . .
Martha’s Vinyard anyone?
Montauk Airport? quick access to the beach. . . .
Into history? Kitty Hawk works. . .
Any questions, contact us.
CIRRUS TRAINING CENTER
at Princeton Airport.
You may have noticed a new sign hanging above the FBO recently showing our new ties to Cirrus Aircraft. This month,
Elite Flight Experience launches an exciting new venture that is focused on providing an “upscale” flying experience! Elite uses primarily destination-based training where we help our clients to learn about “personal aviation” using Cirrus aircraft as the personal transportation machine it was designed to be.
At Elite you can do discovery flights, transition training, and flight instruction and rental in brand new Cirrus aircraft. If you are interested in the smell of new, or want to see the exciting new G1000NXi Perspective installation, or just see why Cirrus are the world’s best selling general aviation aircraft every year for the last 15 years, then we invite you to visit our beautiful new office on the 2nd floor of the building (the old pilot’s lounge).
We are also able to help you find creative ways to own new SR20, SR22, and Vision Jet Aircraft that we can help you manage or fly and allow a nice tax write-off. Even if you are not rated, we have ATP-rated pilots to fly with you wherever and whenever you need to travel!
Contact info: Phone: 609-454-2226. E
Because of the state of our current situation, we have limited coverage behind the counter and shorter staff hours (9am-3pm). When ordering fuel, please place your request as early as possible. If, for any reason, we are unable to receive your request by phone or email, please call:
Airport: 609-921-3100 39N@princetonairport.com
Ken Nierenberg: 609-731-4628; email@example.com
Steve Nierenberg 215-200-2843; firstname.lastname@example.org
Fuel is available, as are limited services. The maintenance shop is working with social distancing.
We’re trying our best to keep everything in compliance.
PRINCETON FLYING SCHOOL RENTALS & NEWS
CONTACT-LESS RENTAL – Schedule an aircraft.
Pilots: We’re sure that when you’re home and it’s clear skies above, you’re longing to take to the air. As a licensed pilot that’s current, the skies are yours.
We have successfully provided rental planes ready to go. As you know, pilots need to keep their aviation skills current. Call us up and we will have the plane ready for you to fly. We will clean the plane before and after each and every flight. You can even keep your night currency. If you want to just fly a bit and look around, you will find it very interesting out there. This system has been working.
OFFICE HOURS WITH JEFF SLUTSKY:
Thursdays, 2:00 pm
On-line for questions and answers about aviation. All are invited to join. Please send an email to the front counter to request access at email@example.com.
A website and code will be emailed about ½ before the start of the Office Hour with Jeff Slutsky.
NEWS from the
PRINCETON AIRPORT FLYING TIGERS
President: Don Denny
It will be no surprise that the next Princeton Airport Flying Tigers dinner meeting scheduled for May 13 has to be delayed due to circumstances well beyond our control. Even our proposed postponement date of June 10 is still too early for a traditional PAFT dinner meeting. I’m sure we all look forward to being able to sit with friends over a meal at a restaurant sometime in the future, but we aren’t there yet.
Instead, we will have a web meeting on June 10 using Zoom.the PAFT.org webpage has been updated to reflect this change. ZOOM is one of several great apps out there that lets us meet with friends, family and work colleagues. For those reading this who are not PAFT members, we welcome you on the Zoom call and hope that you will consider joining the club. Feel free to reach out to me or any of the members.
I am pleased to announce that we have a guest speaker for the June 10 Zoom meeting. Patrick Bradley is a friend and fellow pilot at Princeton, an aviation attorney who flies his Cirrus SR22 extensively for business and pleasure. Patrick’s title is “Musings on a 40-year career in Aviation.” Formerly a writer for Flying, Patrick is the coauthor of 2 aviation books with Richard Collins, INSTRUMENT FLYING REFRESHER and CONFIDENT FLYING – A PILOT UPGRADE. If you want to learn a little about Patrick, read his article “Remembering Richard Collins” at https://airfactsjournal.com/
We will have time for socializing as well as reports on the March meeting, flyins, and the airport report. We just won’t all be in the same place at the same time, and it is BYO. Please join us by signing up on the web page. We will send out a Zoom link before the meeting.
Having just celebrated Memorial Day, check the plaque in the pilots’ lounge with Princeton Airport Flying Tigers Memorial Plaque
“EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP
BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK!!!”
ZOOM with Ken Nierenberg
Ken has been selling airplanes, large and small for over 40 years. He has a wealth of knowledge and he can guide you through this process effortlessly.
THIS WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING – Date to be determined.
Costs – Maintenance – Tie down/Hangar – Partnerships – Insurance – etc.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!
No matter what’s happening in the world, our feathered friends are looking for a good place to build their nests – airplanes fill that bill. So make sure that you are protected and do a comprehensive pre-flight when you take to the air. If you need help, contact Ken.
If you still need to comply with the ADSB, now is the time as we have a few openings in the shop. The shop is starting to catch up, so if you have any deferred maintenance or any other upgrades, lets get you on the schedule.
Garmin has many new products that are really amazing. Look at the G5, GI 275, And many other cool stuff. Maybe an engine monitoring system. Maybe the new Garmin 500/600 auto-pilot.
Check out the greatest portable GPS, Aero 760, with connections to the GTX series that loads flight plans, databases,weather and traffic are just a few operations this new unit can do.
Great present for Father’s Day!!!
Things will get better and we will be flying soon. Be ready with some new equipment. When this opens up, you will enjoy your new toys.
Remember, fly your planes and have fun!!!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
7th: ZOOM Maintenance with Ken 7:00 pm
10th: PAFT ZOOM meeting
20th: 1st Day of Summer
21st: Father’s Day
All regularly scheduled events at the airport will be on hold until further notice. For any changes, we’ll shout it out.
May 2020 Completions
Kinlook “Sonny” Poon/CFI Saad Sheik
Ross Blair/CFI David DiLauro
That’s really great, considering the current state of affairs.
AIRPLANES FOR SALE
1978 Piper Arrow III
650 SMOH and PropGarmin 430
King KX 155
Garmin 330 Trans
Lo Presti Cowling
Asking 43, 900
Contact Ken Nierenberg
609-731-4628 for details
From The Right Seat
Peter Rafle, Chief Pilot Emiteritus
I have been thinking about the state of the airline industry resulting from the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic. The images of hundreds of airliners, of all types, parked on ramps, taxiways, and closed boarding gates is sad indeed. Those of us who were airline crew members in the 1970’s remember reduced passenger loads and reduced schedules caused by a recession and overleveraged airplane purchases. Wide spread industry furloughs (now called unpaid leaves) disrupted life plans and blocked the path to the left seat. My TWA furlough was from 1970 to 1977. But the economy recovered and the airline industry reinvented itself with the help of deregulation and the elimination of legacy airlines.
Today’s airline problem is the fear of contracting the disease while flying crammed into “cost effective” seating plans. People will begin to fly when they feel they can afford to, and when they feel that it can be done safely. How long will that take? In the meantime, passenger and cabin crew will need to wear masks. The air processing equipment will need to be used in a way to ensure air exchange is effective while on the ground during the loading process. Social distancing, which has challenged some people on the ground during the past almost three months, is and will continue to be a problem that can only be solved by common sense and mutual respect.
FAA ISSUES MEDICAL EXTENSIONS
From March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020, the FAA will not take legal enforcement action against any person serving as a required pilot flight crew member or flight engineer who holds a medical certificate that expires within this time period, This action allows medical resources (such as doctors appointed by the FAA as Aviation Medical Examiners) to be utilized where they are needed the most during this unprecedented situation, as well as lowers the risk of transmission of the virus during these aviation medical examinations that would otherwise take place. With this action, the FAA is exercising our enforcement discretion while still maintaining the highest levels of aviation safety in the National Airspace System.
PRINCETON AIRPORT’S PODCAST
Princeton Flying School Podcast #10
IThe Princeton Flying School Podcasts are recorded at the Princeton Airport and are produced by HG Media. You can hear our podcast on our website: https://princetonairport.com/
I have some good news for you! Before the pandemic I recorded and extra podcast episode with Pete and Colin Unsworth. Colin had so much to say that Pete and I decided to record and extra episode for the future. Well the future is now!
CHECK IT OUT:
DO YOU NEED A HANGAR?
We will have a few openings soon. Contact Ken – 609-731-4628
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko
NOTHING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
8:00 am – noon
Walk-ins ’til 11:30
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.
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