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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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TFC IFR Ground Course

 

            

 

 

 

 

TFC will be hosting an IFR ground course this Fall. The class will be held on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm at the Texins Activity Center. Cost is $250 per student.  The introductory class and registration will be on Saturday Sept 24. More details here

 

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. 

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

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!

Jeremiah Baker

Alex Brinson

Clayton Crail

Jason Douglas Davis

Harlin R Dean, Jr

Hal W Edwards

Aaron Furton

Bradly Keller

Robert McWilliams

John (Tommy) Nicholson Jr.

Colton Regan

Darron Schmitt

Justin William Smith

Charles Smith III

Jens N Stubblefield

Thomas N Tarnay

Joseph M Tarnay

Brock Tyler

  

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
       
 
  

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Sep
27 

  Safer Skies Through Education

"Runway Safety and Pilot in Command-Ability"

Topic: Runway Incursions, Hot Spots, Airport Signage, Pilot in Command Authority and Responsibility.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 14:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Dallas Executive Business Center KRBD
   5303 Challenger Drive, Dallas TX 
   Business Center, Dallas, TX 75237

Select Number: SW1971379

Description: Come join two active Professional Airline Pilots for a candid and open discussion about these two very important topics.  Fly or drive in early for lunch and stick around for the seminar.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: 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 Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Sep
28 

 Safer Skies Through Education

"Trivia Night!"

Topic: FREE AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Seminar.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Tarrant County College,  Room 1201
   2301 Horizon Drive, CEATL Building, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Select Number:  NR0369697

Description: Sure, you know lots of important stuff about flying...but how sharp are your trivia skills? Join us for our latest seminar and find out! We'll test your knowledge of the arcane while also exploring the safety issues behind the trivia. For example, do you know:

  • How long Lindbergh went without sleep during his transatlantic flight?
  • How many drinks it takes to degrade performance as much as a poor night's sleep? 
  • What piece of equipment 'caused' Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 to crash? 

From vintage navaids to aerodynamics and little-known aircraft, we've put together a collection of questions sure to put your knowledge to the test and make you a safer pilot. To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: AOPA Air Safety Institute 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

Click here to view the WINGS help page

 

Sep 29 

 Safer Skies Through Education

"Trivia Night!"

Topic: FREE AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Seminar.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Addison Conf. & Theater Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Select Number: NR0369698

Description: Sure, you know lots of important stuff about flying...but how sharp are your trivia skills? Join us for our latest seminar and find out! We'll test your knowledge of the arcane while also exploring the safety issues behind the trivia. For example, do you know:

  • How long Lindbergh went without sleep during his transatlantic flight?
  • How many drinks it takes to degrade performance as much as a poor night's sleep?
  • What piece of equipment 'caused' Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 to crash?

From vintage navaids to aerodynamics and little-known aircraft, we've put together a collection of questions sure to put your knowledge to the test...and make you a safer pilot.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: AOPA Air Safety Institute

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 

 

Sep
29 

  Safer Skies Through Education

"Convective Weather for Pilots"
Topic: Weather Factors And Services For the Convective Environment.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 18:30 Central Daylight Time
Location: Collin County Community College, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

Select Number: SW1971408

Description: Much of what pilots are taught about convective weather is incomplete, and in some cases incorrect.  This course covers convective and severe weather, and material many pilots are not familiar with. This material will give pilots additional insight into the probability and likely severity of weather and how to avoid convective weather surprises. Part 1 covers convective weather factors and and hazards. Part 2 will cover convective weather products. Part 3 covers getting good convective weather briefings. Class meets three (3) consecutive Thursday evenings. 

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: North Texas FSDO - SW19

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

Oct

 Safer Skies Through Education

"Six Steps to the Perfect Preflight Brief"
Topic: How to conduct a safe, expeditious and thorough preflight brief.
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 17:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Location: ONLINE ONLY--Webinar, 16501 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Select Number: WP0171438

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 seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: 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 Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
   Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

 

Oct
8 

 Safer Skies Through Education

Topic: Basic Weather Facts And Other Useful Information About Preflight Planning And Making Go/No Go Decisions.

On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Denton Airport Terminal Building, 5000 Airport Road,  Denton, TX 76207

Select Number: SW1970988

Description: This seminar will be covering ADM and how to make a competent go/no-go decision. We will also be covering information about weather briefing tools, and how to plan for a flight. Can you handle unexpected weather events?  Do you truly know your limits?  Lets find out!

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 Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

Oct
15 

  Safer Skies Through Education 

"Cedar Mills 18th Annual Safety Seminar and Fly/Splash-In"

Topic: Cedar Mills South Central Fly-In and Safety Seminars.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Cedar Mills Marina And Resort,  500 Harbour View Rd, Gordonville, TX 76245

Select Number: SW1971372

Description: The Schedule of events for October 15, 2016 (See also a PDF file at the bottom of this page):

  • 9-10 AM: Aircraft Airworthiness Records, Mr. Jack Tunnell, retired DOM Frito Lay.
  • 10-11 AM: Zen and the Art of Aircraft, Jim & Pete Mcelvain, Jim is a DPE and FAASTeam Rep and Pete is a CFI and pilot in the C-141.
  • 1-2 PM: John Peroyea on Communications at Untowered Airports, John has forty years in communications and fifty years as a pilot.
  • 2-4 PM: Lucky Louque Accidents and Incidents, Manager Dallas Air Salvage, FAASTeam Representative
  • 6-7:30 PM: Rogers Shaw on Spatial Disorientation and Hypoxia, Retired Airfoce Pilot for  24 years and 24 years with the FAA.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: 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 Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
  Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit
  Basic Knowledge 1 - 1/2 Credit
  AMT: 1.00

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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