November 2022 Newsletter

The final two months of 2022 are upon us. The airport has had a decent month of flying. We had a few students make big milestones in their training, from solos to check rides. And as the season changes, be sure to get up in the air before the fall foliage disappears. 

Remember the self serve fuel is up and running, and quite well we might add. There is a bit of a discount on the self serve right now, so if there was ever a time to try out the system, this is your chance. 

As winter approaches, be sure you prepare appropriately. Starting airplanes when they are cold can be different, be sure to be sensitive to this. And if you happen to get chilly in this new season, there are sweatshirts available with the Princeton Airport Logo and runway on the back. 

Read on to see what the latest is at 39N!

The Diamond is Back!

She is back and got a facelift and ready to fly. Now is your chance to get time in a G1000. 

Get checked out by doing a few hours with an instructor. This is a great add on for all pilots, especially those pilots who recently got their license!

Self Serve is Up and Running!

After a few long weeks without it, we are happy to share the news that our self serve fuel is back! The system is easy to use and open 24/7. All you need is a credit card. 

Happy Thanksgiving! The Holidays are Coming!

With the holidays right around the corner keep in mind that Introductory Flying Lessons, as well as headsets, make great gifts. Plus we have airport hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and mugs at the front desk.

Planes for sale:

Check out this 1967 Cessna 172H Hawk

Click here for more information and contact Ken or Jack for details.

Take a trip this Fall/Winter!

As the season is changing, we will be lowering daily minimums for plane rentals. Now is your chance to take a trip to North Carolina or even Florida! Take your aviation experience to the next level. Fly with another pilot and split the cost. See Steve for rental details.

Piper Arrow Partnership Available 

Contact Bob Harris at 732-586-7952 or email at  

New Hangers Coming Soon

We have new hangers coming soon. They should be up by next summer! As the seasons are changing, there may be some hanger availability. Contact Ken or Jack to be put on a list for the new hangers or a current hanger.


with CFI Wesley Chin

Wednesday, November 16th @ 7 pm

Subject: TBD

This month, we have yet to determine the subject of the webinar. We had great success last month with our Aviation Quiz Night. Congratulations to Agam Singh for winning and receiving a Princeton Airport Sweatshirt. We are always open to ideas. Stay tuned to see what the next subject will be.

Please email us at to be added the email list for this next zoom webinar. 

In the meantime, check out all of the previous Webinars on our website:

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.

Princeton Flying School

Milestones during October, 2022

Private Pilot License:

Apurva Pandey/ CFI Wesley Chin

Student Solo:

Zacchary Medalle/ CFI Rafael Cerville

Raghunath Murali/ CFI Rafael Cerville

Darren Porcaro/ CFI Rafael Cerville

Michael Wlazlo/ CFI Sal Parsi

FAA Medical Doctor Michael Nosko will be here

Wednesday, October 16th & 30th, Saturday October 5th &19th

8:00 am - noon

*No walk ins*

For appointments: 609-921-3100

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



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

November 2022 Calendar of Events:

5th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon

9th: PAFT In Person Dinner

16th: Zoom Webinar with Wesley & FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon

19th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon

24th: Happy Thanksgiving!

30th: FAA Medical Doctor 8:00 am-noon

From the Right Seat

By Pete Rafle ATP CFII

I am writing this just before Halloween. Just thinking about scary stuff that may happen in an airplane.

I don’t believe in ghosts; however strange things can happen unexpectedly. On those night flights where the airways are less busy and the radio traffic is less hectic with long pauses between transmissions, a pilot’s mind can create the unexplainable, hovering, just beyond the propeller arc. What’s that faint knocking noise from the engine? Did that oil pressure needle just wave at me? Sorry, wrong era, did the readout just roll its digits up and down? Flying at night on Halloween can have an influence on some people!

           Is that an outline of a figure on a broom topped with a pointed hat? Uh? “Boston center, do you have any traffic in my 10 o’clock, slow moving, parallel to my course? “Nothing on my scope, 42B,”

I better have some coffee from the thermos and review the approach plate and stop this spooky

rambling. Where is my flashlight if the spirits douse the lights? I did a thorough pre-flight, didn’t I? I hate

surprises. I don’t even like Halloween. But, here I am , alone at night flying over darkened countryside,

with no moon, allowing my imagination to distract me from “just flying the airplane”. I’m about to begin my let down, on course, fully awake, and no goblins in my way. After I land, I will see my friends become the goblins and spooky make- believes and tomorrow the sun will shine and all will be right with the world. And…I will not fly on Halloween again.

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PS - Naomi was Pete's guest on episode 4 of the Princeton Flying School Podcast. They had a great conversation on the history of the airport and the flying school.

Listen Here:

News from the Princeton Airport's Flying Tigers

Don Denny, President

Next PAFT in person; November 9th

Location: TBD

The next PAFT meeting will be in person, for dinner, location TBD, on November 9. 


We had a great speaker from AOPA for our October Zoom meeting. A big thank you to Paul Deres, Senior Director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, who spoke on the preflight process. There were lots of questions and commentary. 


We welcome students, new pilots and new members! Check our web page at or send me an email at


Don Denny

PAFT President_________________________________________

Princeton Airport’s Flying Tigers Mini-Fly-Ins 

Ben Gazdowicz


Are you looking for places to fly? Do you want to fly with other pilots? 

Fall is a great time to fly, come join the Princeton Flying Tigers! Check outpictures from our latest adventures, below. Contact Ben, to join PAFT flights on or email

PAFT Restaurant guide: UPDATED!!!

PAFT membership:

PAFT Tested restaurants: 

PAFT MFI: Ben Gazdowicz - 

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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