An event all pilots at Princeton Airport (39N) in New Jersey look forward to is the Santa Fly-In.
On Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. Santa (a.k.a Airport Manager Ken Nierenberg) will fly into the airport with gifts for area children. To participate area residents must bring a wrapped gift for your child or children with the name in large print. (Gifts should not exceed 12 inches. If you have more than one gift, tie them together so Santa can give them together.)
Residents also must bring an equal number of unwrapped gifts for needy children. In the lobby there will be two chimneys to receive the respective gifts. The gifts for the needy will go to Mercer County Board of Social Services for distribution in time for Christmas.
According to airport officials, the airport is the board’s largest donor. Pilots and others are encouraged to get their gifts for the needy children in early. Collection has already begun.
The airport also has put out a call for “elves” to help Santa deliver the toys.
“We get hundreds of kids and their respective families, so it’s a very large crowd,” airport officials say.