Princeton Airport News – May 2017

Warm weather and longer days provide the perfect combination for pilots.  Enjoy this wonderful time of the year.  We caution you about the TFRs for POTUS.  Please read these carefully – we are fortunate that we’re not totally shut down, so become informed and we will continue to fly throughout the summer.  Training will continue.

We welcome back Princeton Hospital’s rummage sale.  There are some great bargains at this event, and we’re support the hospital. TFRs FOR POTUS

Mid-week to weekend TFR (s) coming to an airport near you!
May 4 – 7 President Trump will attend Bedminster NJ Trump National Golf Course. It is more than likely, but not set in stone, that he will make the occasion. This is forecasted to happen many times throughout the summer, so here is what you need to know:
The TFR has two dimensions; a 10nm radius no-fly ring and a 30nm radius controlled ring, both originating from the golf course. Somerset airport will be shut down completely, Central Jersey will have a special corridor for exit, for Solberg and Princeton you will be able to fly through the outer ring with a few basic procedures.
If you want to fly during that period, review TFRs on to see what is active.
Flying in or out of Princeton will not be complicated, file an active IFR or VFR flight plan and call New York Tracon at (800)-645-3206 or ATC on 132.8 to receive clearance. The procedure is the same for flying through the TFR. You will be asked to squawk a discrete code and remain in contact with ATC while you fly in or out on your flight plan.
Remember, when flying around TFR’s make sure to observe a 3-5nm buffer because an alleged violation is based on the FAA radar overlay of the TFR, not your GPS track.
For more specifics pertaining to TFR’s visit
for more information. Get TFR updates by calling FSS at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.
Note:  For flight training, we will fly out of the designated area and train outside the TFR.
We will waive minimum hours for the weekend.
An introduction to airplanes for non-pilot spouses, partners, or significant others. 
May’s aviation safety seminar is being held for all the non-flying partners of the pilots (including student pilots) here at Princeton.  This one-night seminar will be an informal introduction to aviation, teaching some of the basic concepts of aircraft control, communication, and navigation.    Emphasis will be on answering common questions the unofficial pilot would want to know, or is too shy to ask.   No question will be considered too basic!   Pilots are welcome to attend, but in a completely supportive role, and are requested to be seen and not heard!
This is a FREE seminar, but we ask you to indicate your intention to attend via e-mail, phone, or in person to sign up.    This informal seminar can be used as the first class of an optional pinch hitter type course that you can take that gets you flying the airplane by yourself. (The “Pinchhitter Course is usually 4 hours of ground and 4 hours of air instruction in the airplane your significant other flies.  It enables you to enjoy flying more comfortably and if necessary, be able to be talked down in case of emergency.  It has proven very helpful.)

Light refreshments will be served.

Time:  Thursday May 11th 7-9pm
Hosted by: Jeff Slutsky, Chief Pilot and the entire Princeton Flying School

As pilots move from the area and/or sell their airplanes, we occasionally have T-hangars available.  Right now have the 42″ hangars for rent.SAFETY CORNER
Tis the season for the birds and the bees, it’s spring.  So when that bird looks for a nesting place, make sure your airplane is “not available”.
For rentals, make sure you preflight carefully and thoroughly.CALENDAR OF EVENTS – MAY, 2017
 5th & 6th:  Princeton Hospital Rummage Sale
10th:  Princeton Airports Flying Tigers Dinner Meeting
11th:  Seminar:  Aviation 101
Introduction to the airplane for non-pilots.
14th:  Mother’s Day
26th:  Ramadan begins at sunset
29th:  Memorial Day
FAA Medicals – to be announced.NEWS from the
Warmth – longer days – flying.  It all worked for the lucky PAFT members that made the annual long cross-country to Lakeland, Florida for this year’s Sun ‘n Fun.
Those PAFT members that didn’t make the trip can catch up at the next club dinner meeting on May 10th, 6 – 7:00 “Shmoozing Hour”, 7:00 meeting at Ya Ya Noodle in Skillman.  (Shopping center with Shop Rite.) Guests are always welcome at PAFT events.  Just go to for complete information.
May 6, 2017  |  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
May 7, 2017  |  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Clothing, art, bric a brac, hardware, linens, jewelry, lighting, shoes, handbags, small furniture, toys, speakers, small appliances and holiday items are just some of the treasures that can be found.

Special 1/2 Price Sale All Day Sunday!

Proceeds benefit University Medical Center of Princeton.


1st Solo:
Jason Jason Andreadis/CFII Steve Hansell

We now have a new DA-42 available for lessons/rent. Rental rate: $349/hr. From the Right Seat

Peter Rafle, Assistant Chief Pilot
As Spring gives way to Summer, most pilots and aviation enthusiasts plan to attend air shows.  An airshow is an opportunity to see historic airplane, superb aerobatic displays, and a ride in unique airplanes such as a B-29.
There are several shows that will take place within a drive of an hour or two, or a flight within an hour of Princeton.  I have a few suggestions for you to consider this summer.   I will focus on the local shows.  However, if you can fit it in, plan on attending the EAA AirVenture, held at Oshkosh, WI July 24 – 30.  Lots of airplanes, seminars, vendors and fun.

I am a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), Delaware Valley Wing.  We fly World War II vintage Liaison airplanes and will be bringing our airplane to the following shows:


The Route 518 bridge in Rocky Hill is almost complete.  Hopefully it will be open before the end of May.ADSB-Installations
FAA Deadline – January 1st, 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.
FAA Medical Doctor Michael Noskobronze-medicine-symbol.jpg

To be determined.
8:00 am – noon

Walk-ins ’til 11:30
Call 609-921-310 609-921-3100 for appointment.

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.

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

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