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Texins Flying Club is a non-profit club based at McKinney National Airport in McKinney, TX.
Our purpose is to encourage interest in aviation, to advance the knowledge of the members
in aeronautical and navigational subjects, and to bring to more people the social benefits
and pleasure of flying.”

 

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 December Club Meeting - Foreflight Presentation

Please join our December 10 meeting at 9:30am and bring any interested fellow pilots - all are welcome. Our presenter will be Trever Lilya - a representative of Foreflight. He will be talking about what's new and what's coming in Foreflight and will be available for questions. Trever has been around aviation his whole life and has had his PPL since age 17. Our meeting will be in the Monarch hangar across the circle from the FBO to accomodate more people.


Change Is In The Works

The Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry have teamed together to create the Airman Certification Standards (ACS). These documents are replacing the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for select certificates and ratings. Check out:

There's a new Airplane Flying Handbook available:

The following Airman Knowledge Test Questions have been updated on the Airman Testing website:

  

Wings Manual

Check out this manual for the Wings Program.

WINGS is a preferred way to complete the requirements of the BFR and is urged by the Chief Flight Instructor of the Texins Flying Club. 

To BFR or WINGS?

What is it and why?    more.....   

 

 

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Ramp Checks at TKI  

Our club has been informed that there is a high likelihood of increased law enforcement presence at the airport. You can expect and should be prepared for a ramp check at TKI. Know how to handle it properly and what you are required to do by downloading and reviewing this AOPA kneeboard publication

Windy Precautions 

There continue to be instances of Chains and Gust Locks not being properly secured. The chains should be snug and the gust locks should be firmly secured.  I like to put the tail chains on first and then pull the airplane forward until the tail chain has tension on it, then secure the wing chains.

The C150 gust lock requires a little extra attention to make it tight enough to not loosen in gusty wind conditions.

TFC Store

Robert McLeod has worked up a great looking Store on Cafe Press. Check out the offerings and wear them when you come to the airport.

Take the link on the Miscellaneous Menu  or 
 www.cafepress.com/texinsfc

 

  

 

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The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continue to monitor reports on potential terrorist threats in the United States. While there is no specific or credible intelligence that al-Qa'ida or its affiliates are plotting attacks in the United States to coincide with the ten year anniversary of 9/11 , we remain at a heightened state of vigilance and security measures are in place to detect and prevent plots against the United States should they emerge. Read the entire text of this message at this link

Learn To Fly

 Wet Rates and Reimbursements

Schedule a Discovery Flight

TFC provides "discovery" flights to anyone interested in flying. For only $99.00 we'll put you in the left seat with a certified flight instructor and let you fly the airplane. WHAT BETTER WAY TO DECIDE IF FLYING IS FOR YOU? Contact our chief flight instructor to take advantage of this offer.  You can pay by check or by using paypal_logo.

Tail No.

Make Model (info)

Rate/Hr

 N6368K

C-150  1975 Commuter

103.62 

 

 N7929U

C-150  1976 Commuter

103.62 

 

 N737TY

C-172N  1978 Skyhawk

124.31 

 

 N733NB

C-172N-180  1977 SuprHawk

124.31 

 

 N3QZ

C182P  1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-180R  1968 PiperArrow

137.50 

 

 

Our aircraft flight fees are WET TACH time, which means fuel is included and time is measured on engine use, not wall clock time. Non-instructional flights have an additional 8.25% sales tax. More information...

If your credit card is not current, please fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form included in the New Member Application Packet. All members both new and old need to have a copy of this Packet  completely fill out, signed & dated and sent to the address shown on the Credit Card Authorization form.

Fuel
Reimbursement Rate

$4.40 / gallon

effective as of
7/1/2016 

If you refuel an aircraft on a trip and spend less than this on 100LL, we pass the savings on to you!

Things to Consider

TFC Pilot Acknowledgments & Events

Membership meetings:

Held the second Saturday of every month at the McKinney Airport (upper level conferance room) at 9:30 AM. Board meetings are on the preceding Wednesday each month at 6:30 PM and are held at the Airport in the upstairs conference room. Both are open to the public.

 Directions  to
Collin Country Regional Airport

Welcome Newest Members!

Shan Afzal

Richard DeBlasi

Calvin E Fischer

Johnny Green

Valerie Henisey

Wallace A Hudson

Anthony Jones

Jason Lorin Kyle

Paul A Nolte

Edwin Old

Jaspal Singh

John Stanford

Tim Tomlinson

Felix Torres

Trent Viavattene

Cesar Vidal-Lazarte

Mitchell White

David Whitmire

Kathryn Whitmire

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

Brent Snyder 04/11/2016 Instrument Airplane Richard Klein
Lynda Airey 04/04/2016 1st Solo Dick Stephens
Marci Haas 04/22/2016 Private Pilot Richard Klein
Karen Kaiser 04/28/2016 Private Pilot Hank Eilts
Chester Jackson  05/17/2016 1st Solo  Dick Stephens
Amanda Xiang  05/23/2016 Private Pilot Hank Eilts
Anthony Arispe 05/24/2016 1st Solo Richard Klein
Clayton Turnbull 06/07/2016 Private Pilot Rich Graham
Jeff Thomas 07/06/2016 Commercial Hank Eilts
Bill Trescot  07/10/2016   Private Pilot   Bob Niedwiecki  
Lynda Airey 07/23/2016 Private Pilot Dick Stephens
Chester Jackson 07/26/2016  Private Pilot  Dick Stephens 
Taylor Lasecki 08/01/2016 Commercial  Hank Eilts 
PK Sharma 08/29/2016 Private Richard Klein
Michael Kenney  09/12/2016  Private  Richard Klein 
Yancy Green 09/13/2016 1st Solo  Hank Eilts 
Taylor Lasecki 09/21/2016 CFI Various
Aleksei Alekseev 10/29/2016 Commercial  Richard Klein 
Alex Brinson   11/02/2016 Private  Klein / Niedwiecki
Akale Selassie  11/19/2016  Private   Klein / Graham 
   
 
  

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Dec
10 

  Safer Skies Through Education

"AOPA Rusty Pilots Presented by AOPA Ambassador Pat Brown with Thanks to Slipstream Aviation"

Topic: A Rusty Pilots Seminar

On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 09:00 Central Standard Time
Location: Dallas Executive Airport Business Conference Center, 5303 Challenger Dr, Dallas, TX 75237 

Select Number: EA2772420

Description: Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We're inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. Come and participate in a FREE Rusty Pilots program with fellow lapsed pilots. We will help you understand what's changed in aviation since you've last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. The Rusty Pilots program is developed by AOPA in partnership with local flight training providers in order to create the best environment for getting you back in the air and a part of the general aviation community.

It is easier than most people think:

  • No FAA checkride or test
  • Medical may not be required

As a Bonus, by attending, you get two to three hours of free ground instruction towards your flight review!

Register Now!

https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=18604&StepNumber=1

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAA Safety Team

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the 'Contact Information' area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

  • Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

 

Dec
19 

  Safer Skies Through Education

"Six Steps to the Perfect Preflight Brief"

Topic: How to conduct a safe, expeditious and thorough preflight brief.

On Monday, December 19, 2016 at 16:30 Pacific Standard Time (17:30 MST, 18:30 CST, 19:30 EST, 14:30 HST, 15:30 AKST, 17:30 Arizona, 00:30 GMT)
 

Select Number: WP0172652

Description:

In this 60 minute webinar, Delia Colvin, aviation weather expert, international bestselling author and 15 year veteran of Air Traffic Control will walk you through her favorite sites and tools for conducting a SAFE self briefing:

  • Learn the 6 elements you MUST CHECK in any brief
  • What hazardous weather doesn't qualify as an "Adverse Condition"
  • How to significantly reduce needless data
  • The proposed replacement for Area Forecast
  • When severe weather doesn't qualify as an adverse condition

Plus we'll walk through a standard weather brief, followed by Q&A

Click here to register today

To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

  • Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
  • Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

TFC Base:  McKinney National  Airport, McKinney, Texas

Radio Frequencies:

  • Tower: 118.825
  • Ground: 121.875
  • Clearance Delivery (when ATCT closed): 121.35 ASOS: 119.925 (telephone  972-548-8525)
  • Unicom: 122.95
P1010008s

http://www.collincountyregionalairport.org

Approach and Navigation Facilities:

  • Regional Approach: 124.3
  • Fort Worth FSS (FTW) 1-800-WX-Brief
  • VOR-DME or GPSA
  • ILS w/DME RWY 18: 109.35 (COM FLUET)
  • VOR w/DME 116.2 (CVE)
  • NDB (COM) 421 (VLY)
  • RTR-O (only after hours): 121.35 (delete) Outer Marker: 421
  • VASI: RWY 36
  • PAPI: RWY 18
  • MALSR: RWY 18
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