March 2024 Newsletter

It's Nearly Spring

Spring is a fantastic time to get back into flying or to start flying more. The days will be longer and the weather will be warmer. Plus clocks get set back in ten days which means the sun will be setting after 7pm. Longer days mean more time for flying. Time to get up in the sky after work and catch the beautiful sunsets.

February was great month of flying here at the airport. We had another six students fly their first student solos along with two new Instrument rated pilots.

We also had several submissions for the photo contest this past month! Check out our winner. To participate, see details below. Winner receives a Princeton Airport T-shirt.

A 3% surcharge is now being placed on all credit card transactions. You can still pay by cash or check with no surcharge. Details are below.

Avionics installations have expanded. Check out the latest and greatest avionics for your aircraft by contacting Ken or Jack. They have many satisfied customers. You could be one too.

Read on to find out more about what's going on at 39N.

Congratulations to These Student Milestones

Instrument Rated

Yasin Ozkan

CFII Cameron Wagner

Instrument Rated

Michael Porta

CFII Cameron Wagner

First Student Solo

Sanjai Agarwal

CFII Andrew Wells

First Student Solo

Santiago Venegas

CFI Joe Ramirez

First Student Solo

Anton Karnaukh

CFII Karon Chambers

First Student Solo

Doug Wright

CFI Wayne Coutinho

First Student Solo

Nick Fiorentino

CFII Andrew Wells

First Student Solo

Niek Lapidaire

CFII Cameron Wagner

February's Pilot of the Month: Jim Vadola

Check out last month's article here where we learned more about Jim. We have been getting to know so many of our pilots

Jim Vadola is an Instrument Rated Pilot with his Cirrus based out of 39N. You can find Jim around the airport quite often, as he truly loves to fly. Jim not only flies with his family, but he goes on missions to transport orphaned dogs throughout the east coast. Read on to find out more about this month's Pilot Spotlight.

Photo of the Month

Sunrise at the Airport

by Camille Changeux

Congratulations. to this month's photo winner. Thank you everyone for your submissions. Be sure to submit your photo(s) next month for a chance to be shared in the newsletter, on our website, and social media, as well as win a Princeton Airport T-shirt!

Ken (airport manager) requests the submissions to be from the sky, but we will consider anything aviation based relating to 39N. To submit, send your pictures to [email protected] or on instagram or facebook. When submitting please include a photo title and your name. The winner will receive a Princeton Airport T-Shirt! This contest will continue monthly, throughout the year and your photo will be highlighted on our website.

Credit Card Billing

We now accept Apple pay at the front desk. As of March 1, 2024, a surcharge of 3% will be applied to all credit card transactions. The 5% bonus for cash or check payments still remains.

Winter Operations... Just In Case

Winter Operations are still available in March. This means, if it snows and you have a hangar or tie down that you would like to be plowed out, please call the FBO 609-921-3100. The more notice you give us, the better. Snow moves easier when it is not frozen over, so please plan accordingly. Same goes for removing snow from your plane if it kept in a tie down spot.

Customize your Cockpit Panel with the latest

Garmin Avionics Equipment

The Pacific Aircraft Avionics Department at Princeton Airport has grown with the technology of the 21st century. Because of our many years of experience in the aviation industry, we are representatives of some of the finest avionics equipment on the market, including representing Garmin Avionics for more than 30 years. Whether you have a new or pre-owned airplane, you have the opportunity to consult with our technical department to design the panel of your choice. See Ken for more details.

Click Here to see all that is possible with your plane!

Airplanes For Sale

Contact Ken or Jack for details

Hangars for Rent

As the seasons are changing, there may be some hangar availability.

Contact Ken or Jack to be put on a list and see what is available for your plane.

Zoom Webinar

with CFII Andrew Wells and CFI Joe Ramirez

Thursday, March 21st @ 7pm

Subject: TBA

Stay tuned for the announcement of the subject of the next webinar and be sure to save the date. If you have any subjects you would like to see, please let us know!

In the meantime, tune in to our YouTube Channel to see previous webinars. We have gone through all sorts of subjects from a Preflight to Cross Country planning to Introduction to Instrument Training.

You can fly in ALL kinds of weather...

thanks to our fully certified Garmin Flight Simulator 

Windy weather keeping you on the ground? Interested in starting or staying current in your instrument rating? Come check out our fully certified Garmin Flight Simulator! 

You can log 2.5 hours towards your Private Pilot's license and 10 hours for your Instrument rating.

Garmin Simulator G430/G530 - PRINCETON AIRPORT ~ Learn To Fly Here!

Princeton Flying School

Milestones during February, 2024

1st Student Solo:

Sanjai Agarwal/ CFII Cameron Wagner

Nicholas Fiorentino / CFII Andrew Wells

Anton Karnaukh/ CFII Karon Chambers

Niek Lapidaire/ CFII Cameron Wagner

Santiago Venegas/ CFI Joe Ramirez

Doug Wright/ CFI Wayne Coutinho

Instrument Rating:

Yasin Ozkan/ CFII Cameron Wagner

Michael Porta/ CFII Cameron Wagner

FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko will be here

Wednesday, February 13th & 27th,

Saturday, March 9th & 23rd

8:00 am - noon

*No walk ins*

For appointments: Sign Up Through Our Website HERE

 Schedule: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class medicals.   



You must bring the confirmation number with you when you come for your medical appointment. 

March 2024 Calendar of Events:

6th: Jack's Birthday!!

9th: FAA Medical Doctor

10th: Clocks Spring Ahead!

13th: FAA Medical Doctor & PAFT Meeting

14th: Happy St Patrick's Day!

21st: Webinar with CFI Joe & CFII Andrew

23rd: FAA Medical Doctor

27th: FAA Medical Doctor

News from the Princeton Airport's Flying Tigers

Don Denny, President

Next PAFT Meeting Wednesday, March 13th @ Cafe Graziella

Our next PAFT meeting will be Wednesday March 13th at Café Graziella, at 6 pm. This is a social evening, without a speaker. Please RSVP on the web page at so we can have a number for the restaurant.


At our prior meeting on February 7th, we had two excellent speakers talking about aircraft ownership. Member Bill Rauh spoke about his experience buying his first plane, and guest Steve Merrill spoke on his experience “dry leasing” a Cirrus SR22. There was lots of great discussion.


Guests are welcome.

Fly safe,

Don Denny

[email protected]

PAFT President 


Princeton Flying Tigers

Just as expected, February flights picked up with 7 trips to 4 airports.  Join us in March. Send me a message!

Ben Gazdowicz 

[email protected]

Check out the new PAFT restaurant guide (3 new restaurants)




Check out Garmin for that long awaited upgrade.

Click here for ideas.

See Ken - 609-731-4628

Princeton Flying School Podcast ~ New Episodes Coming Soon!

The Princeton Flying School Podcasts are recorded at the Princeton Airport and are produced by HG Media. You can hear our podcast on our PFS website as well as on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcast

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