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The Texins Flying Club is a not for profit flying club specializing in Private, Commercial & Instrument Airplane flight training in McKinney, TX.  We are located in the northern sections of the Dallas and Mid Cities area.

 

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August Happy Hour


FAA Third Class Medical Reform

President Obama signed the FAA funding extension into law on July 15. This bill includes 3rd class medical reforms - you can read more about how it might affect you here: in this AOPA informational post

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!

Al Alexander

Jeremiah Baker

Jason Douglas Davis

Rusty Ginnetti

Sean Thomas Hagan

Dalayr Hight

Bradly Keller

Robert McWilliams

Steven Moody

Dane Printz

Darron Schmitt

Charles Smith III

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
       
 
  

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Aug
30 

  Safer Skies Through Education

"Unusual Approaches--Part 2"

Topic: Using 8 examples, we'll review the situations unusual approaches create for pilots and how to navigate them with confidence.

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 16:00 Mountain Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 17:00 CDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0970858

Description: Register now for a new webinar with a new round of unusual approaches! From Boston's Logan International to Palm Springs, California and several points in between (even outside the U.S.), we'll review eight unique and unusual approaches. Whether its terrain, obstacles, noise abatement or any number of other causes, it doesn't take much for airspace designs to quickly become 'unusual'. Join us as we talk about the situations unusual approaches create for pilots and how to navigate them with confidence. And, if you haven't seen the original Unusual Approaches webinar, click this link to view the recording.  

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

Click here to view the WINGS help page  

 

Sep

   Safer Skies Through Education

"Lets Play GA Jeopardy!"
Topic: A Game to Challenge Your Basic Knowledge of All Things GA
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time
Location:  Farmers Branch Manske Library
                  13613 Webb Chapel Rd, Conference Room,  Dallas, TX 75234

Select Number:  SW1970742

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 Program

  • Basic Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit
  • Advanced Knowledge 2 - 1/2 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Sep
12 

  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, September 12, 2016 at 16:00 Pacific Daylight Time

Location:  ONLINE ONLY--Webinar, 16501 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Select Number: WP0170876

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 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 

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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