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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 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

 

 

 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..... 

 

Rainbow
A Rainbow at KTKI the evening of October 7, 2018.  A dark wall of rain came from the South with a furry, shaking everything in it's path and in less than 10 minutes the winds were calm and this beautiful rainbow appeared.  For a moment, all seems right with the world. 

The Latest News

Cold Weather Notice

Winter is making an early appearance. Please review your cold start procedures. Starting a cold-soaked engine (below 32 degrees) can add hundreds of hours of wear to the cylinders and below 20 degrees can kill it. The different metals in the engine contract differently at these low temeratures, leading to increased wear. So please be gentle to these engines when the temperatures get below 40 degrees. Remember, overpriming can lead to a hazardous condition that can cause an engine fire. 

Club Picnic 

 

A big thank you to our catering team from the Young Chefs Academy at the picnic this weekend. These kids put in some hard work and made some great aviation themed treats. They also cooked and served the food. It was a bit cold but it looks like everyone enjoyed the event. Thanks for coming out - we hope you enjoyed seeing the airport and the planes!

N6833C (PA28-180) is ONLINE

A Checkout is required with an Instructor for everyone to familiarize themselves with the differences between the C172's and the other Pipers we have.  It has a great Useful Load!!  Some spectacular upgrades are planned for early December.  

 

N3589L Cleared for Takeoff

The club has a new addition to the fleet: N3589L is a '65 C-150F model. This plane is online and ready to fly now. This is a nice low-time airframe and equipped with basic IFR and radio options. It's a great option for basic training, building hours, or short excursions. We hope you can make some plans to try her out soon. Rental rate $110/hr (tach).

It's an Archer!

The Texins Flying Club welcomes N4135W into the fleet. This plane has many cool features including an Aspen glass PFD. Full ADS-B, an autopilot, two G-430W GPS units, an engine monitor, and air-conditioning. This plane looks sharp and flies great according to our pilots who flew it over 850nm to bring it here.  Get started with the Aspen EFD 1000 by viewing this training video created by our own James Ballard.

Aspen EFD 1000 Video:  https://youtu.be/VlUi3_JxQDM

  

New Fuel Receipt Procedure

The new procedure is to note the offsite fuel gallons in your tach log entry as before and to email your receipt with the usual information:

  • Tail number
  • Gallons purchased
  • Club number
  • Date

Then take a photo of your receipt showing the purchase location and the amounts purchased – make sure the image is legible – and attach the receipt image to the email.

Send your message to email address: fuel@texinsflyingclub.org 

Garmin FlightStream with Foreflight

Need help getting Foreflight and the GNS 430 to talk to each other?  Chris Dennis put together a nice YouTube video on how to connect and synchronize your flight plan. It's short and to the point and worth watching.

N733NB, N737TY and N4135W now have ADS-B Traffic & Weather
with Bluetooth for use with a portable device

Old Panel New Panel New Stack

 Old N733NB Panel

 New N733NB Panel

 New Garmin Stack

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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
(Temporarily Suspended)

The 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

 N3589L

C-150F 1965 C150

108.00 

 

 N6833C

PA28-180 Cherokee PA28-180C

128.00 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

128.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

128.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

135.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

165.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

138.00 

 

 

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

$5.29 / gallon

effective as of
6/1/2018 

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!

Juanita Attaway

Micheal Crook

Mike Faulkinbury

Randy Gann

Edwin Garcia

Olan Hodges

Michael Lance

Austin Lindsey

Norman Lindsey

Lynn Martin

John Patrick

Dillon Westrich

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

Chester Jackson 10/20/2017 Instrument Airplane Hank Eilts
Sai Vogirala 02/11/2018  Private Pilot Graham/Stephens
Jamie Arispe 05/03/2018  Private Pilot  Richard Klein/Hank
Alex Brinson 05/29/2018 Commercial  Taylor Lasecki 
John Boyd  06/06/2018  Commercial  Taylor Lasecki  
Anthony Arispe  06/13/2018  Private  Richard Klein 
Christopher Schreiner  7/2/2018   1st Solo   Kurtis Sampson  
Steve Jones 7/17/2018  1st Solo  Rich Graham 
Michael Tarnay  7/18/2018 Private Richard Klein 
Shiv Venkatasetty 7/20/2018 1st Solo  Richard Klein 
Edwin Olds 8/22/2018 Private Graham/Deffner
Kevin Zimmer 9/8/2018 Private  Larry Eckhardt 
Mike Kemper  10/26/2018  Private  Eilts & Lasecki 
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Nov 3 

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"Safe Self-Briefing - Weather Briefing 2"

Topic: Advanced techniques for identifying potential hazards while significantly reducing time to properly evaluate weather.

On Friday, November 2, 2018 at 08:00 Pacific Daylight Time (09:00 MDT, 10:00 CDT, 11:00 EDT, 05:00 HST, 07:00 AKDT, 08:00 Arizona, 15:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: WP0186150

Description: In this 90 minute webinar, aviation weather expert Delia will discuss the great new tools to identify potentially hazardous weather. co

  • What is a "Legal" Briefing?
  • My top 3 sites for getting all the information you need
  • The GFA - Graphical Forecast for aviation
  • Tips for assessing unforecast severe weather

We will walk through a briefing and identify potential hazards and eliminate a few.

Register now!

Note: When you register you will receive emails from Easy Webinar or Fly-Rite.  You can easily opt out anytime.  Look for the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email.

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
  • Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Nov 6 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Owner Maintenance - Can He Do It"

Topic: The Best Way to Know Your Aircraft Inside and Out? Perform Some Of The Maintenance Yourself. Find Out What You Can and Cannot Do.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 18:00 Eastern Standard Time (15:00 PST, 16:00 MST, 17:00 CST, 13:00 HST, 14:00 AKST, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)

Select Number: EA3985929

Description:  Learn about the preventative maintenance items you can perform as an owner. Learn how to decide when to perform it yourself and when its better left up to the professionals. Learn what tooling is required to perform the maintenance. Find out about manuals and what you are required to have. With this knowledge, you'll have a better understanding what your mechanic faces everyday. 

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam CLT and GSO

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

  • Master Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

 

Nov 12 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! November - December 2018 Issue"

Topic: This presentation introduces and discusses content in the November - December 2018 issue of the FAA Safety Briefing magazine.

On Monday, November 12, 2018 at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0387527

Description:  The November / December 2018 "Birds of a Different Feather" issue of FAA Safety Briefing Magazine explores the tremendous diversity of general aviation and encourages you to expand your aviation horizons and appreciate the many ways in which you can "enjoy the ride." The issue also focuses on the new perspectives and the new skills you'll need to consider when moving on to a different type of flying.

Feature articles include:

  • Birds of a Different Feather - So Many Ways to Reach the Skies
  • The Experimental Experience - Blazing a New Trail in a "Special" Place
  • Ride the Lightning - Aviation's Electric Future?
  • Teaching the Unknown - A Balloon Instructor's Guide to Flight Preparation
  • Flying Light! - Managing Expectations with Light Sport Aircraft

Monthly articles include:

  • Aeromedical Advisory reviews the Federal Air Surgeon's oncology summit.
  • Condition Inspection explores medical certification for pilots with asthma.
  • Jumpseat introduces Flight Standards Service director Rick Domingo.
  • Angle of Attack discusses reasons for reductions in the fatal GA accident rate.
  • Checklist offers a case study of using the FAA's advisory circular on transitioning to unfamiliar aircraft.
  • Postflight urges pilots to recommit to the spirit and discipline of flying.
  • Vertically Speaking discusses more helicopter safety enhancements.
  • Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons dispels three myths on E/AB maintenance.

NOTE: While many of the ideas covered in the quiz are included in the presentation, you may need to download a copy of the magazine from: https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing to complete this course.

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:

  • Master Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit AMT: 1.00

Click here to view the WINGS help page

 

Nov 12 

 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Icing Insights"

Topic: Icing Insights for General Aviation Pilots

On Monday, November 12, 2018 at 12:00 Mountain Standard Time (11:00 PST, 13:00 CST, 14:00 EST, 09:00 HST, 10:00 AKST, 12:00 Arizona, 19:00 GMT)

Select Number: NM0386294

Description:  Whether your airplane is certified for Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) or not, icing is a hazard that should have every pilot on alert. Understanding the impact icing can have on a flight means knowing where favorable icing conditions are forecast, at what altitudes and over which regions. We'll show you how to get the most out of the latest icing detection and forecasting tools, as well as a provide a few insights that will help make you more confident when it comes to planning and operating in and around icing conditions.

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

 

Nov 14  

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"NAFI MentorLIVE - First Solo to 787 Captain"

Topic: Achieving you goals though the development of; Relationships, Focus on Passion, Development of Skills, and Safety Practices

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0387644

Description: With the current demand for pilots, the advantage may seem to be in favor of the applicant. But advancing to your ultimate goal might be more of a challenge than it initially appears. During this presentation we will take a look at one aviator's journey from his first solo to captain and beyond! Studying the successes and failures of those who experienced their ultimate aviation career goals, will provide additional insight for your goals on: best safety practices, learning from failures and mistakes, obtaining the knowledge and proficiency required to advance to the highest levels, the advantage of networking and an ongoing passion to learn more.

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:

  • Advanced Knowledge 2 - 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
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 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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