Princeton Flying School Staff


David Michaud, CFII, Princeton Flying SchoolDavid Michaud, CFII, Princeton Flying School

David Michaud is a Certified Flight Instructor and lifelong aviator with significant experience in simple and complex single engine aircraft. David enjoys flight instruction and has logged over 3200 hours in aircraft including Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, and Cirrus, as well as high performance sailplanes.

Tom Richter, CFI at Princeton Flying School

Tom Richter, CFI, Princeton Flying School

Tom Richter is a Certified Flight Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor (and a CFI - Helicopter) with over 1700 hours flight experience. In addition to his CFI, Tom has experience flying a wide variety of aircraft including different Cessnas, various Pipers through the Cirrus brand, not to mention a slew of helicopters. 

Nick Pengue - CFI at Princeton Flying School

Nick Pengue, CFI, Princeton Flying School

Many may remember Nick as starting with his first lessons here and cutting grass and fueling planes.  Then, coming back from college, he has handled much of the scheduling for our customers until he became a CFI.

Cameron Wagner, CFII

Cameron Wagner, CFII, Princeton Flying School

Cameron Wagner is our most recent addition to our Certified Flight Instruction Staff. He holds a private pilot certificate, commercial pilot certificate, as well as an instrument rating. Since Cameron has earned his instructor certification as well as his instrument instructor certification, he is a well-qualified addition to our flight school staff.


Sal Parsi, CFI, Princeton Flying School

Sal Parsi, CFII, Princeton Flying School

Sal Parsi has been flying here at Princeton Airport since 1992. He earned his CFI under the tutelage of Pete Rafle in 2018 after deciding to join the ranks of our instructors. Since then he has earned  his commercial license and instrument rating. Sal teaches in our Cessna aircraft and will soon instruct in our Diamond aircraft as well.

Wesley Chin - CFI at Princeton Flying School

Wesley Chin, CFI, Princeton Flying School

Wesley Chin obtained his Certified Flying Certificate at the Princeton Flying School this past fall.  When he is not teaching students to fly, he is finishing his degree in Finance.


Peter Mercuro, CFI, Princeton Flying School

Peter Mercuro, CFII, Princeton Flying School

Peter Mercuro is a Certified Flight Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor with eighteen years flight experience. In addition to his CFI, Peter has earned his Instrument Rating, and Multi Engine Instrument Rating. Peter has experience flying a wide variety of aircraft including: Mooney M20C, M20E, M20F, M20J, M20K; Cessna 152, 172; Piper Cherokee 140, PA28-201, PA28T-201, PA28-180, Piper Dakota; Turbo Seminole; PA44-180; Vans RV 6, 8 (Tail Wheel); Piper J-3 Cub; and even a Robinson R22 Helicopter.

Nate Kijpatanasilp, CFI, Princeton Flying School

Nate Kijpatanasilp is a homegrown aviator and has been flying at Princeton Airport since 2011. In addition to being a Certified Flight Instructor and an Advanced Ground Instructor, he is also endorsed to fly High Performance and Taildragger aircraft. Nate has flown a variety of the taildraggers from a J-3 Piper Cub to an aerobatic American Champion Decathlon. He looks forward to taking you to a grass strip on a tailwheel aircraft!

Gabrielle Nierenberg, Flight Coordinator, Princeton Flying School


Bryce Wilus, Flight Coordinator, Princeton Flying School


Bryce McCreary, Flight Coordinator

Bryce McCleary, Flight Coordinator, Princeton Flying School


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