What’s New and Things to Celebrate

January 2nd, 2016: Flight Simulator Building

January 2nd, 2016: Flight Simulator Building

          N85 is going to have its own Flight Simulator! The collaborative effort is with the N85 Aerospace Club and advisors, The Learn-Do-Fly people, John Weigele/Kean College, Don Gordon/N85 pilot, Todd Cooper/N85 CFI, Lafayette College Flying Club, Joe Borin Estate and Linda, Cork and Will. We are very excited about what this added teaching tool will be able to do for the flight school and with our educational outreach efforts....

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December 27, 2015: 3-D Printer Building

December 27, 2015: 3-D Printer Building

On December 27, the N85 Aerospace Club built a 3-D Printer.      ...

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November 22, 2015, Trip to Lafayette College Engineering

November 22, 2015, Trip to Lafayette College Engineering

Twenty-five N85 Aerospace Club members spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon (2-5PM) in the Lafayette College Engineering Building.  Barker Carlock a club content expert and Junior at Lafayette arranged for the outing.  Along with visiting instructor, Ashley Cramer and several other Lafayette students the group was given tours, selected 3-D print coding and watched as their object was printed....

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October 27-29, 2015: New Jersey School Board Association Conference

October 27-29, 2015: New Jersey School Board Association Conference

Tanya Brooks from Kingwood Township School and Linda Castner from N85 presented at the NJSBA conference in Atlantic City, NJ regarding the airports “Living Labs” program.  They gave a formal workshop as well as occupied a display table to speak with the over 4,000 school board members, teachers and administrators  regarding the series of STEM...

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October, 2015: Halloween – FUN

October, 2015: Halloween – FUN

John Weigele  takes a unique passenger up to enjoy the fall colors in his 1941 Cub.     Alexandria Field has many interesting people who truly enjoy flying their planes.  John’s passenger was not very good at giving a prop but he did promote many a smile as cameras were grabbed to capture the fun at every airport they visited....

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October 13 & 15, 2015: Kingwood TWP School “Living Lab”

October 13 & 15, 2015: Kingwood TWP School “Living Lab”

“Living Labs” started this school year on Oct. 13th and 15th with Kingwood TWP Schools sixth graders.  The first topic in the series was “What Makes an Airplane Fly”? The Democrat and the Courier-News printed articles. Click here to read the news articles!    ...

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June, 16, 2015: Meeting with Mr. Sun

June, 16, 2015: Meeting with Mr. Sun

Savern Lau and Linda visited with Mr. Robert Sun, Founder and President of SunTex corp.  They discussed Mr. Sun’s work  in STEM and the development of the game 24.

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June 11 – 13, 2015: Trip to Maker Faire in DC

June 11 – 13, 2015: Trip to Maker Faire in DC

Todd Cooper and Linda went to DC for the Capitol Makerspace Faire.  They spent time discussing the Alexandria Field Aerospace Club and all of the items the club members have built in the past few years.  They also made some great connections for future space funding and brought home lots of ideas for new projects.  ...

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May, 1st, 2015: NJ State Aviation Conference at Princeton

May, 1st, 2015: NJ State Aviation Conference at Princeton

Aviation Education Science Club participated in the NJ State Aviation Conference on May 1st at Princeton University. Several students worked in the control room, others filmed the event and everyone got to talk to the Keynote speaker astronaut, Terry...

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Master Aviation Educator (MAE) by Linda F. Castner

Master Aviation Educator (MAE) by Linda F. Castner

Recently, Linda Castner was accredited as a Master Aviation Educator (MAE) by the Master Instructors LLC., the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved “Master Instructor Program.”  She is one of only twelve aviation educators world-wide to achieve the MAE credential.  As a FAA certified Advanced Ground instructor, she teaches ground schools that focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) aspects of aviation using Alexandria Field Airport as a “living laboratory”....

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December, 2014: Brian Prentice, “Hangar Rat”, Soloed a T6 Texan

December, 2014: Brian Prentice, “Hangar Rat”, Soloed a T6 Texan

In December, Brian Prentice, long term N85 hangar rat reached his goal in the Naval Aviator Program, soloing the T6 Texan aircraft.  He now moves on to the next step of flight...

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December 7th, 2014: Bendix King Presentation

December 7th, 2014: Bendix King Presentation

Chuck Burkhead, East Coast Sales Manager for Bendix King by Honeywell gave a presentation on the KSN 770/765 technology.  Twelve attended and the flight school got a head start on the planned upgrades to the fleet. The two hour discussion was valuable and enjoyed by the pilots....

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November 12th, 2014: FAA Safety Seminar

November 12th, 2014: FAA Safety Seminar

The FAA Safety Seminar on “Human Factors” was on Wednesday, November the 12th. There was a great turnout at the Alexandria First Presbyterian Church in Mt Pleasant – Just 5 minutes from N85 in the Community Room. There were over 60 people in attendance including several teenagers, currently interested in taking flight lessons. “Great job by Torkel Tellefsen CFI, Dr. John Fritz, and Linda Castner, AGI,” said Bill VanArtsdalen from the FAA Safety Team....

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October 11th, 2014: Mid-Atlantic Ninety-Nines Sectional Meeting

October 11th, 2014: Mid-Atlantic Ninety-Nines Sectional Meeting

October 11, 2014, the Mid-Atlantic Ninety-Nines Sectional Meeting was held at Reading airport. Linda was the Keynote speaker: Getting More Women into Aviation. There were approximately 50 people in attendance. It was a pleasure to meet women dedicated to the value of...

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September 13th, 2014: Bill’s High School Class Celebrates 70th Birthdays at N85

September 13th, 2014: Bill’s High School Class Celebrates 70th Birthdays at N85

Over 40 members from the Del Val class of ’61 celebrated a group 70th birthday at Alexandria Field. Music from Charlie Kutz, lots of food, and sharing of memories was had by all!  ...

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July 31st, 2014: Prosperity in the Sky

July 31st, 2014: Prosperity in the Sky

  On Thursday, July 31st, the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group hosted an event entitled Prosperity in the Sky at Alexandria Airport.  Skydive Jersey and Alexandria Field Inc. welcomed a group of approximately 100 people. Event activities included: sponsorship tabletop displays, skydiving and airplane rides. Food and drink were available thanks to the Pattenburg House and Jersey Mike’s Subs.  It was deemed a success by all, providing a unique social networking opportunity for Chamber members.            ...

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June 19th, 2014: STEM Presentation for DVRPC in Philadelphia!

June 19th, 2014: STEM Presentation for DVRPC in Philadelphia!

On June 19, Linda, Intern Miranda Evarts and Prof. Ronke Olabisi from Rutgers presented to the Delaware Valley Regional Aviation committee regarding using GA airports as “living laboratories” for STEM education.

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May 20th, 2014: Miranda’s First Solo

May 20th, 2014: Miranda’s First Solo

On May 20th Miranda soloed with CFI Loren...

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May 2 – 3, 2014: New Jersey State Aviation Conference

May 2 – 3, 2014: New Jersey State Aviation Conference

Alexandria Field was honored to be the first general aviation airport in New Jersey to participate in the expanded State Aviation Conference format. The Central Jersey Aviation Education Science Club based at Alexandria Field presented on both days of the conference showcasing their year-long STEM projects.  To read an article about the event please click here.    ...

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January 18, 2014: Past N85 flight school student, Blake Schuette scores big at flying competition

January 18, 2014: Past N85 flight school student, Blake Schuette scores big at flying competition

  Blake started her flying at N85 as a summer aviation camper at age 10.  She is now Captain of the Auburn University War Eagle Flying Team.  On October 29-Nov. 2 the team participated in the SAFECON Region IX Competition where Blake nearly won the Top Pilot Award, finishing second , and was the regional’s top-scoring female.  In flying events, she took seventh place in navigation, was first place in power off precision landings, and sixth place in short field landings.  Go War Eagles! To read more about the event, click...

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