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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 fonts 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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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:

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. 


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.

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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)



C-150  1975 Commuter




C-150  1976 Commuter




C-172N  1978 Skyhawk




C-172N-180  1977 SuprHawk




C182P  1973 Skylane




PA28-180R  1968 PiperArrow




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.

Reimbursement Rate

$4.40 / gallon

effective as of

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!

Aleksei V Alekseev

Alex Brinson

Clayton Crail

Harlin R Dean

Hal W Edwards

Aaron Furton

Valerie Henisey

Anthony Jones

John (Tommy) Nicholson

Colton Regan

Jaspal Singh

Justin William Smith

Jens N Stubblefield

Thomas N Tarnay

Joseph M Tarnay

Felix Torres

Mitchell White


Member News & Notes





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

 Upcoming Event(s)




  Safer Skies Through Education 

"Best Tricks Tips and Sites for Self Briefing"
Topic: Tricks, tips and best sites for conducting a safe self briefing.
On Monday, October 31, 2016 at 17:00 Pacific Daylight Time (18:00 MDT, 19:00 CDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)

Select Number: WP0171879

Description: In this 90 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 8 MUST CHECK points to any brief
  • What hazardous weather doesn't qualify as an "Adverse Condition"
  • 4 Features of 1800wxbrief you may not know about
  • The proposed replacement for Area Forecast
  • The best forecast tool available
  • Fantastic new tools that could save your life
  • Tips for assessing unforecast severe weather

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


Nov 5 

  Safer Skies Through Education    

"Stick n Rudder"
Topic: Basic Flying Skills - Revisited...
On Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time

Location: Vintage Flying Museum Conference Room
505 NW 38th Street, Hangar 33 South, Fort Worth, TX 76106

Select Number: SW1971941

Description:  Since the pilot is the most important piece of equipment in the aircraft.....What are some of the things we can do to maintain REALLY good basic skills, especially in this day of technology?

What could (or should) you do to maintain "currency" beyond just flying regularly, or making 3 take-offs and landings?  Gayla will look at some stick 'n rudder maneuvers and offer some thoughts on improving communication at uncontrolled airfields. Here is a great opportunity to join the discussion, contribute your perspective, and hear what others have to say. Learn some new ideas and get some new insights for improving your "stick 'n rudder skills...

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: North Texas FSDO (SW19) FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam)

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 Flight 3 - 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

Approach and Navigation Facilities:

  • Regional Approach: 124.3
  • Fort Worth FSS (FTW) 1-800-WX-Brief
  • 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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