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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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N733NB has completed a Major Overhaul
and is ready to fly.

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!

Carla L Brown-Mosby

Francis Ellis

Chester Jackson

Gary P Krupkin

Jim McGehee

John Patterson (Patt)

Stanley Simons

Bryan G Soltys-Niemann

Chad Wilson

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

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
Amanda Xiang   05/23/2016  Private Pilot  Hank Eilts
Anthony Arispe  05/24/2016  1st Solo  Richard Klein
 
  

 Upcoming Event(s)

   
 Date  Planned Program
 

 

  Safer Skies Through Education

"Introduction to using the new Avidyne IFD 540/440 Series GPS NavComms"
Topic: Introduction to using the new Avidyne IFD 540/440 Series GPS NavComms

Webinar is over.  However, you can watch it here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXvMS0prgXg

Description: The IFD540 & IFD440 represent the next generation in FMS/GPS/ NAV/COM systems. They are plug-and play replacements for Garmin 530/430 systems.  We will cover the new features including

  • Hybrid Touch: Knobs & Buttons or Touch-Screen
  • Wireless Keyboard Flight Plan Entry
  • Graphical Flight Plan Editing
  • GeoFill™ Reduces Data Entry Time
  • Easy Loading of Approaches
  • Entering a Hold is Easy
  • “Next Leg” Depiction
  • Easy Radio Tuning
  • Multiple Frequency Formats and Station Readout
  • Low-Fuel Protection
  • Electronic Approach Charts and Airport Diagrams
  • Terrain Awareness & FLTA
  • Integrated WiFi & Bluetooth® Connectivity to iPad programs like FlyQ & ForeFlight

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. 

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

 

May
25 

 Safer Skies Through Education

"Flight Instructor/DPE Open Forum Teaching With Tablets and Other Topics of Interest to CFIs"

Topic: Teaching with Tablets – What You and Your Students Need to Know to Effectively Use EFB Technology in the Cockpit.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 18:30 Central Daylight Time
Location: Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, 3116 S Great Southwest Parkway
                  Terminal Building Conference Room, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Select Number: SW1969304

Description: FAASTeam CFI/DPE Forums provide an opportunity for Flight Instructors, Ground Instructors, Designated Pilot Examiners, and the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) to meet and discuss topics of concern to all individuals responsible for the education and safety of General Aviation.  Seating is limited and instructors and DPEs are encouraged to register and attend this forum.  Our main topic will include a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using Tablets or EFB’s (Electronic Flight Bags) in the cockpit.  

CFIs and DPEs ONLY, please!!!

 

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 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

 

May
27 

  Safer Skies Through Education

"ForeFlight New Features and Updates"

Topic: ForeFlight New Features and Updates
On Friday, May 27, 2016 at 18:30 Central Daylight Time
Location:  Dallas Executive Airport (Redbird),  5303 Challenger Dr LB17
                Terminal Conference Center, Dallas, TX 75237

Select Number:  WP0569361

Description:  Spend 90 minutes with a Master CFI and National Public Speaker, Gary Reeves as we cover some of the new Foreflight features including: Logbook, Desktop, Getting a Discount on FF subscriptions, Graphic Wx Briefing, Garmin Flight Stream, Avidyne IFD connectivity and more!

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 

 

 

May
28 

  Safer Skies Through Education   

"GA Jeopardy"
Topic: Let's Play GA Jeopardy: A Game to Challenge Your Knowledge of All Things GA
On Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Granbury Airport (GDJ), 400 Howard Clemmons Rd., Terminal Bldg.,  Granbury, TX 76048

Select Number: SW1969303

Description:  GA Jeopardy is a game of skill and cunning to challenge your knowledge of various aspects of GA operations, procedures, and regulations.  Topics include airport operations, runway safety, weather, communications, navigation, instruments, aeromedical, airspace, flight planning, and maybe some others.  Come, participate, have fun, and best your aviation buddies -- if you can!

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 

 

 

June

 
 Safer Skies Through Education  

"High Altitude Training"
Topic: Aircraft High Altitude Operations And Simulator Hypoxic/Spatial Disorientation Experience.
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time
Location:  Dallas Executive Airport (Redbird), 5303 CHALLENGER DR. LB 17
                   Terminal Conference Room, Dallas, TX 75237

Select Number: SW1969259

Description:  The Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) along with the FAA Safety Team will be presenting training required for operating aircraft at high altitudes. The training will include high altitude physiology, aerodynamics and meteorology. At the conclusion of the classroom session, you will be given the opportunity to discover your hypoxia symptoms first hand in CAMI’s portable altitude training system. Additionally, you will be able to experience a little vertigo in CAMI’s spatial disorientation simulator. After all is done, you will be able to leave with an endorsement for having completed the required ground training for operating high altitude aircraft.

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:  n/a  

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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