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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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From AOPA LIVE THIS WEEK

BasicMed arrival; Channel Islands adventure

With BasicMed set to take effect May 1 and the pieces now in place, we'll get you lined up and ready for takeoff. Also, as AOPA members and friends converge on Camarillo, California, we take you on a scenic side trip for one of general aviation's best-loved island hops. 
Watch AOPA Live This Week, April 27 >  

BasicMed resources

 

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.....  

 

 

 

 
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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

 

 

N733NB now has ADS-B Traffic & Weather with Bluetooth for use with a portable device

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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:

 

There's a new Airplane Flying Handbook available:

The following items have been updated on the Airman Testing webpage as of 2/13/2017:

 

The following Airman Knowledge Test Questions have been updated on the Airman Testing website:

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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.

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

104.61 

 

 N7929U

C-150  1976 Commuter

104.61 

 

 N737TY

C-172N  1978 Skyhawk

125.24 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180  1977 SuprHawk

125.24 

 

 N739TS

C172N-180  1978 Skyhawk

125.24 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P  1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180  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

$4.75 / gallon

effective as of
3/1/2017 

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!

Michael Cross

Richard Davis

Jon Patrick DeShazo

Mike Kemper

Jacob Alan Freeman Knight

Christopher Koster

Daren Meis

Matthew Mumm

Jeffrey Omet

Zachary Reid

Leigh (Jeff) J Rose

Danny Saucedo

Nicole Stravaldson

Corey Wells

Jake Westrich

  

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
Aleksei Alekseev 10/29/2016 Commercial  Richard Klein 
Alex Brinson   11/02/2016 Private  Klein / Niedwiecki
Jason Smith  11/15/2016  1st Solo   Dick Stephens 
Akale Selassie  11/19/2016  Private   Klein / Graham 
Shan Afzal   12/31/2016 Private  Richard Klein
Colin McMahan 01/09/2017  Private  Larry Eckhardt
Kyle Jones  01/12/2017 Private Richard Klein
Brian Relin  02/09/2017  Commercial  Richard Klein 
Mamun Shuman 03/25/2017 Private  Bob Niedwiecki 
Francis Ellis  03/08/2017  Private  Larry Eckhardt 
Martin Walker  03/25/2017  Private  Klein / Graham 
Kurtis Sampson 03/30/2017  CFI Larry Eckhardt
Jerry Hatzfeld 04/07/2017  Wings Program  Hank Eilts 
Kevin Zimmer 04/14/2017 1st Solo  Gerhard Deffner
Alex Brinson 05/21/2017 Instrument Airplane  Lasecki / Niedwiecki
 
  

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

May 27 

  Safer Skyes Through Education 

"sUAS Regulations and Safety"
Topic: FAR 101 and 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations and Q&A
On Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time
Location:  US Sport Aircraft, 4700 Airport Pkwy,  Addison, TX 75001

Select Number: SW1975687

Description: This presentation will cover a history and overview of the new Drone or Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations including FAR 101 and 107. In addition an explanation of FAR 47 and 48 will describe how to register and mark your Small Unmanned Aircraft.

During and after the presentation there will be plenty of time for Questions and Answers regarding any topic for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: North Texas Flight Standards District Office

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 29 

  Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Optimum Weather Detection Tools"
Topic: Using weather detection tools to improve certainty and safety in your briefing.
On Monday, May 29, 2017 at 15:30 Pacific Daylight Time (16:30 MDT, 17:30 CDT, 18:30 EDT, 12:30 HST, 14:30 AKDT, 15:30 Arizona, 22:30 GMT)

Select Number: WP0176067

Description: The world of weather briefings is changing!  How do you make sense of conflicting information on a weather brief: There's an AIRMET for IFR but numerous products disagree. Which one is right?  There's a few forecasts for Gusts to 40 knots, but no AIRMET or CWA. How do you validate that?

In this 60 minute webinar followed by a Q&A, Delia Colvin, aviation weather expert, will show you effective ways to gain certainty and safety while evaluating the information. You'll also become familiar with some fantastic new tools.

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

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Jun 6 

  Safer Skyes Through Education   

"Airworthiness and Aircraft Records - What do Pilots/Owners/Renters Need to Know?"
Topic: Airworthiness and Aircraft Records
On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 18:30 Central Daylight Time
Location:  Farmers Branch Manske Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Rd,  Dallas, TX 75234

Select Number: SW1976035

Description: This WINGS seminar is about practical airworthiness and aircraft records information for pilots, owners, and renters.  It's a startling fact: Many pilots do not REALLY know whether their aircraft is airworthy.  They ASSUME from their maintenance vendor that it is so.  So, HOW would you know -- and WHAT should you ask?  We'll start with the regs and the definition of airworthiness, look at what is actually recorded in the aircraft records, and discuss how all of this may impact you FINANCIALLY and well as LEGALLY.  So what do pilots NEED to know about their aircraft records and whether or not the aircraft is actually airworthy?  And WHY should you even care?  Come and learn some very compelling reasons and be surprised and, hopefully, enlightened.  This should be a most informative and lively discussion.

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 AMT: 1.00

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Jun 10 

  Safer Skyes Through Education 

"The FAA Wings Safety Program - A Program Designed To Make You A Safer Pilot"
Topic: FAA Wings Pilot Proficiency Program - How To Use This Program To Maintain Educational and Pilot             Proficiency.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 08:30 Central Daylight Time
Location: Ayers Aviation/ EAA Chapter, 1556 Hanger 2350 Airport Dr.Gainesville, TX 76240

Select Number: SW1976110

Description:  Please join Brandon Ayers CFI,CFII, FAASTeam Representative and EAA Chapter 1556 for their monthly Breakfast and Safety Meeting. Brandon Ayers will give this months safety presentation on the FAA Wings - Pilot Proficiency Program. This is a great program that lots of pilots either are unaware of, or lack an understanding on how they can use it to maintain educational and flight proficiency.

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 

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
    (972-548-8525)
  • Unicom: 122.95
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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 MELISA)
  • 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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