Princeton Airport Newsletter – May 2013

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New from 39N

MAY, 2013
Lights:  123.05: 
  AWOS (609-924-3901)                                              609-921-3100

Scheduling

In This Issue
Meet Charles
Safety Corner
Mother’s Day
Airport Improvements
Meet ‘N Greet
Safety Seminar
Prices Increases
Preflight Checking Fuel
FAA Medical
PAFT News

MAY, 2013 
Calendar of Events

4th:   Meet N’ Greet

          Coffee & bagels
10:00 – noon
  8th:  PAFT Dinner Meeting  12th:  MOTHERS DAY
  Mother's day Flowers

19th:  PAFT Fly In-Republic

          (KFRG)

25th:  FAA Doctor
8:00 – noon
For appointments call:
609-921-3100
Walk-ins ’til 11:30.

27th:  Memorial Day

28th:  Safety Seminar 7:00 PM

 

CONGRATULATIONS 

1st Solos:

Rajiv Chalasani/John Bastan
Nathi Kijpatanasilp/Stephen
     Hansell
Wesley Thielke/Rob Argila

Private Pilots:

Bradley Farquhar/ Rob Argila
Bonnie Funiciello/John
     Bastan
Katy Gantous/John Bastan

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WELCOME TO 39N

We want to welcome Kevin Crane and your Stinson.  A Cirrus, and an RV are also moving to 39N.  We’ll welcome the owners next month.

AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH 

1999 Saratoga         

1999 Piper Saratoga

 TOTAL TIME: 1500

ENGINE TIME: 1100 on Factory Reman (04/2003)
PROP TIME: 340Sept Annual

Hangared
No Damage History
A VERY NICE Saratoga!

$239,900

  FOR THIS & OTHER AIRPLANES AVAILABLE

  

Ken@princetonflyingschool.com   

             609-731-4628 

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Greetings:
     The warm weather has brought many of you back to the airport.  Welcome, now is the time to get up in the air and enjoy the beautiful spring colors.
     This issue is laden with many helpful hints to make you safer and better pilots. Take advantage of the staffs’ efforts, who have chosen the subjects for you.  They deal with you and the airspace, and they pick the appropriate subject.
     Make sure you do a thorough pre-flight before you fly.  It is nesting season, and your plane could be just the spot the birds are looking for.
      Enjoy this weather.

Meet Dick’s Assistant, Charles Charles

Please come to Dick’s office and meet his new assistant, Charles.  As Dick has for so many years, Charles will help serve your aviation needs. Please make him feel welcome.

SAFETY CORNER – by Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Rafle

Obtaining the Class B Clearance

Every pilot operating out of Princeton Airport, 39N, should be familiar with the correct procedures for flying within a Class B.  A look at the sectional chart reveals we are sandwiched between the New York and the Philadelphia Class B.  Also, be sure to carry a Terminal Area Chart for the Class B you will operate in.  It is half the scale of the sectional so landmarks are easier to see, if directed to one.

Review Part 91 just to get the basics reviewed.  FAR part 91.131, Operations in Class B airspace is a good place to start.  This section presumes that pilots are familiar with rules with in other uncontrolled and controlled airspace.  Look over Part 91.126 Class G airspace, 91.127 Class E airspace, and 91.129 Class D airspace as well.

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day
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Do something different for your wife or mother. Take her flying to a restaurant near an airport; give her a piece of aviation jewelry; give her a flying lesson or a ride; check out the shop.
 
For the Mom Pilots – take the day off and go flying!  Happy Mother’s Day.

AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS GALORE!
You can hardly miss the piles of dirt in front of the airport on Route 206 and all of the large equipment.  Our area has been plagued without power outages since we have taken over the airport in 1985.  It was either a tree branch or a squirrel which chewed through the wires, but whatever the reason, we would be out of power, sometimes for days on end.  It is really hard to run the airport without such services as fuel or landing lights, etc.
Finally, we think PSE&G got tired of our complaints and is upgrading this area, putting in a new substation down the road, and putting the wires underground at the end of Runway 28.  This is long overdue, so the inconvenience of the traffic tie-ups is truly worth it.
Additionally, we will be upgrading our phone system, which also, has been unreliable.  Together we will be better able to serve you and the public.

Princeton Airport Flying TigersBagels & Coffee
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                             Meet ‘N Greet  
                            with coffee & bagels

                            Saturday, May 4, 2013

              10:00 – noon

Let’s share our latest flying stories – with this wonderful weather, some of you should have some interesting places which you have visited or plan to visit.  Join us for coffee and a bagel.  Bring a friend and let’s Hangar Fly!

 SAFETY SEMINAR 

Topic: 

Traffic pattern entry and departure,
including touch & go’s & go-arounds. 

  May 28, 2013 

Instructor:  CFI Deandre Robinson 

 

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Free – bring a friend. – FREE & Timely.

Words from Director of Operations, Steve Nierenberg.

Like many things we buy, love, rely upon and enjoy today, the cost of having those treasured items increases over time.  The cost of keeping our fleet in the air, is no exception.  We have worked hard to keep the price of fuel stable.

 

Attached you will find the new prices for each one of our fleet.

PRICES

Assistant Chief Pilot  Rob Argila

PREFLIGHT: CHECKING FUEL 

One of the first things we learn to do on an aircraft preflight is check the fuel. Using a fuel cup, we draw a sample from each fuel drain or sump, check the color (blue for 100 LL), and check for water and other contaminants. Usually, this does the job, but a few problems can go undetected by this simple fuel check. Here are a few additional tricks to help you perform a more thorough check and give you added peace of mind.  

FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko  Saturday May 18th 20138:00 – noon : Call 609-921-3100 for appointment.

Walk-ins until 11:30.


IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING MEDICAL APPLICATIONS!!

EFFECTIVE OCT 1 2012 (FOR NEXT FAA DOC APPOINTMENT):
ALL FAA MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT ON-LINE @
PRIOR TO YOUR MEDICAL EXAMINATION
You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment.  No walk-in without a confirmation number.

News from the
Princeton Airport Flying Tigers39N Logo 
The PAFT April 21, fly-in was to State College, PA., KUNV. 4 PAFT planes with 9 members were joined by 3 planes with 7 members of the 150th Aero Club from KMMU.

The May 8th PAFT dinner will be held at the Cranbury Inn.  We will have Professional Engineer, Mr. Cheng Gu speak on the challenges & opportunities in Civil Engineering.

 

The May 19th fly-in will be to Republic Airport, KFRG.

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