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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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The Latest News

  3NB Almost Ready ...
 

 

We had a great visit to Anthony's shop on April 9, we saw both 3NB and 08J in the hangar. Anthony was a great host and we all learned at least a few new things about what it takes to keep the planes flying. Thanks for hosting us, Anthony!

 

They're Back!!

Every year at this time the buggs coat the wings as we fly and the Wasps build nests when stationary. We just can't win.  

About the wasps, they are usually not agressive and can usually be coaxed out of the cockpit with gentle persuasion. Open the doors and windows and gently direct their exit with a paper towl or something other than your bare hand.

 

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..... 

 

 

Latest Newsletter

 
 

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

102.17 

 

 N7929U

C-150  1976 Commuter

102.17 

 

 N737TY

C-172N  1978 Skyhawk

122.78 

 

 N733NB

C-172N-180  1977 SuprHawk

122.78 

 

 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

$3.98 / gallon

effective as of
3/1/2016 

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!

Jamie Arispe

Thomas Bryant

Neal Fry

Chester Jackson

Bruce Orsmond

John Patterson (Patt)

Luka Poulton

Stanley Simons

Jared Smith

Bryan G Soltys-Niemann

Phillip Spoon

Scott Wehner

Chad Wilson

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

Wnechao Qu   10/08/2015  Private Pilot  Dinu Catona
Jimmy Jose    10/30/2015  CFI-A  Dinu Catona
Jeff Thomas  10/19/2015  Instrument Airplane  Hank Eilts
Brent Snyder  04/11/2016  Instrument Airplane  Richard Klein
Marci Haas  04/22/2016  Private Pilot  Richard Klein
Karen Kaiser  04/28/2016  Private Pilot  Hank Eilts
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

   
 Date  Planned Program
 

 

Apr
30 

   Safer Skies Through Education

"CO -- Its a Gas !!!"

Topic: Carbon Monoxide: Should you care???
On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00 Central Daylight Time
Location:  Dallas Executive Airport (Redbird)
     5303 Challenger Drive, Terminal Conference Room, Dallas, TX 75237

Select Number: SW1967979

Description: Is carbon monoxide (CO) a threat to you when flying? Are you sure? When was the last time you thoroughly (and properly) checked? The combustion engine in the airplane you fly creates colorless and odorless carbon monoxide. CO can inadvertently enter the cabin area and pose a serious threat while flying. Learn more about this potentially deadly and silent killer and how you can improve your chances of not having carbon monoxide poisoning happen to you.

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: Advanced Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

Apr
30 

   Safer Skies Through Education 

"AOPA Presents"
Topic: A Rusty Pilots Seminar
On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Texas American Flight Academy, 4453 Glenn Curtiss, Addison, TX 75001

Select Number: EA2768661

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!

https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=16147&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

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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