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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 
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 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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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:


The following items have been updated on the Airman Testing page (6/12/2017):

 

The following items have been updated on the Airman Certification Standards page:

 

The following items have been updated on the Computer Testing Supplements page:

 

The following items have been updated on the Airman Knowledge Test Questions page:

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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!

Larry Calton

Allie Dyer

Peter Essex III

Jason Christopher Jarc

Barbara McLeod

Matthew Mumm

Christopher Min Pak

Randy Rosales

Leigh (Jeff) J Rose

Brian Smith

Sai Krishna Vogirala

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

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
Tim Tomlinson 05/02/2017 1st Solo Klein / Niedwicki
Jared Smith   05/08/2017   Private Pilot   Larry Eckhardt  
Alex Brinson 05/21/2017 Instrument Airplane  Lasecki / Niedwiecki
Travis Gambill 06/09/2017   Private Pilot   Dick Stephens  
Landon Fagan 06/13/2017 1st Solo Dick Stephens
Mike Kemper 06/20/2017 1st Solo Taylor Lasecki
Adam (Cole) Vest 06/21/2017 Instrument Airplane Aniseh Shapiro
Cal Fischer   06/24/2017   Private Pilot   Bob Niedwiecki 
Matthew Mumm   06/24/2017   1st Solo   Gerhard Deffner  
Billie Williamson 07/10/2017   Private Pilot   Richard Klein  
 Colton Regan 07/12/2017  Private Pilot  Niedwiecki / Eilts 
 Allie Dyer 07/18/2017  1st Solo Rich Graham 
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Jul 22 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Operation Raincheck at ZFW"

Topic: How to operate safely and efficiently in the National Airspace System.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time

Location:  Fort Worth Air Traffic Control Center,  13800 FAA Road,  Fort Worth, TX 76155

Select Number:  SW1977432

Description:  This event is an in-depth discussion and tour of air traffic control operations at an en-route center and how to operate efficiently and safely in it as a pilot

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 

 

Jul 24 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Pilot Proficiency Center Presentations at AirVenture OSHKOSH 2017"

Topic: A skill-building and gathering area to increase your knowledge, hone your abilities, and network with other pilots.

On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time

Location: Pilot Proficiency Center, Knapp Street & Celebration Way, Oshkosh, WI 54902
                across from the EAA Member Services Pavilion 

Select Number: EA6177251

Description: Located on the Four Corners: This EAA Proficiency Center is a focal point for pilots of all skill levels, even beginners. It features a full schedule of EAA/IMC & VMC Club presentations, Tech Talks with topics including crosswind landings, situational awareness, tailwheel tips and tricks, and charts and much, much more. See below for links to preregister for tech talks on your favorite subjects!

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAA Safety Team

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 

 

Jul 24

  Safer Skyes Through Education

"EAA AirVenture 2017"

Topic:
FAA Safety Center and Seaplane Base Schedules are attached below.


On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 08:30 Central Daylight Time


Location: FAA Safety Center, 120 Knapp Street, Oshkosh, WI 5490

Select Number: GL0077108

Description: See the attached schedules for the FAA Safety Center and Seaplane Base. These schedules are subject to change so please refer to the QR code for the latest revision.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: Great Lakes 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  

 

Jul 24 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Professional Marketing for Flight Instructors - LIVE from NAFI Professional Development Center"

Topic: Marketing for the Professional CFI to help identify and align customer needs with your services.

On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 16:00 MDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)
 
Select Number: CE0377394

Description: On July 24, 2017 at 5pm CDT, NAFI leaders will discuss the content of Peter Meder's presentation and offer commnets and insights for CFIs and the aviation industry in general. Viewers who watch this program LIVE are welcome to post comments about the subject mater that will be answered live as time allows - all questions will be answered directly if not specifically discussed on-the-air.

How to "connect" with your students is vital. Getting and keeping students can be more effective when you employ the basic principles of marketing - keen awareness of the product you offer, the various places it is distributed - on the ground and in the air - pricing right and communicating what you offer through effective promotion. This presentation will help you employ these simple yet invaluable principles to attract and keep students.  

Recognizing the importance of excellence in education, this course will provide WINGS credits to those who pass an after event quiz on FAASafety.gov. The LIVE program will be archived at FAASTeamTV and available on FAASTeam.gov for those not able to attend the LIVE broadcast.

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 

 

Jul 25 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Runway Safety Scenario Based Training for CFIs - LIVE from NAFI Professional Development Center"

Topic: This course highlights the role of CFIs in runway incursions and  the lack of requirements for training runway/airport operations

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 16:00 MDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: CE0377397

Description: On July 25, 2017 at 5pm CDT, NAFI leaders will discuss the content of Mark Ward's presentation and offer comments and insights for CFIs and the aviation industry in general. Viewers who watch this program LIVE are welcome to post comments about the subject mater that will be answered live as time allows - all questions will be answered directly if not specifically discussed on-the-air.

This presentation provides information on the factors behind General Aviation's involvement with runway incursions. Available data points to a lack of training, awareness, and knowledge of airport and runway operations.

The FAA's Air Traffic Organization Safety Service Unit has asked for scenarios prepared as training tools for CFI/Flight schools. This presentation introduces those tools, which will soon be distributed by FAASTeam.

Recognizing the importance of excellence in education, this course will provide WINGS credits to those who pass an after event quiz on FAASafety.gov. The LIVE program will archived at FAASTeamTV.com and available on FAASTeam.gov for those not able to attend the LIVE broadcast.

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 2 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Jul 26 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Safe Self-Briefing Tips and Tricks"

Topic: Tricks, tips and best sites for conducting a safe self briefing.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 16:00 Pacific Daylight Time (17:00 MDT, 18:00 CDT, 19:00 EDT, 13:00 HST, 15:00 AKDT, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)

Select Number: WP0177266

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 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 

 

Jul 26 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Update - ID55"

Topic: Discussion and Update of New ACS Documents.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12:30 Central Daylight Time (10:30 PDT, 11:30 MDT, 13:30 EDT, 07:30 HST, 09:30 AKDT, 10:30 Arizona, 17:30 GMT)
 
Select Number: SW1577312

Description: The Airman Certification Standards (ACS) bring substantial improvements to the certification process. This webinar will provide some background on how the ACS was developed and then explain how the ACS is used during both knowledge tests (AKA written tests) and the practical tests.

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 

 

Jul 26 

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"Teach Your Students the Easy Way to Fly - LIVE from NAFI Professional Development Center"

Topic: This course presents 21 things you can do to make your flying easier, safer, cheaper, and a whole lot more enjoyable.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 16:00 MDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: CE0377399

Description: On July 26, 2017 at 5pm CDT, NAFI leaders will discuss the content of Larry Bothe's presentation and offer comments and insights for CFIs and the aviation industry in general. Viewers who watch this program LIVE are welcome to post comments about the subject mater that will be answered live as time allows - all questions will be answered directly if not specifically discussed on-the-air.

This course answers the question; Why are you working so hard to fly your airplane? It outlines 21 things you can do to make your flying easier, safer, cheaper, and a whole lot more enjoyable. Your instructor should have told you about these techniques, but probably didn't. No purchase necessary; just learn and enjoy.

Recognizing the importance of excellence in education, this course will provide WINGS credits to those who pass an after event quiz on FAASafety.gov. The LIVE program will archived at FAASTeamTV.com and available on FAASTeam.gov for those not able to attend the LIVE broadcast.

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 

 

Jul 27 

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"Student Behavior as Meeting Needs - LIVE from NAFI Professional Development Center"

Topic: This seminar provides a groundwork instructors can use to evaluate student needs, and additional related issues.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 16:00 MDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0377400

Description: On July 27, 2017 at 5pm CDT, NAFI leaders will discuss the content of Peg Ballou's presentation and offer comments and insights for CFIs and the aviation industry in general. Viewers who watch this program LIVE are welcome to post comments about the subject mater that will be answered live as time allows - all questions will be answered directly if not specifically discussed on-the-air.

The Fundamentals of Instructing for flight instructors includes Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, a framework for assessing the needs of students (and instructors!).

Recognizing the importance of excellence in education, this course will provide WINGS credits to those who pass an after event quiz on FAASafety.gov. The LIVE program will archived at FAASTeamTV.com and available on FAASTeam.gov for those not able to attend the LIVE broadcast.

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 

 

Jul 28 

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"Instructional Excellence Best Practices - LIVE from NAFI Professional Development Center"

Topic: This course is designed to aid flight instructors in identifying very best practices in flight instruction.

On Friday, July 28, 2017 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 16:00 MDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: CE0377401

Description: Nick Ahlen is a FAA Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI) in airplanes and helicopters; holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy; and is a National Association of Flight Instructors Master Instructor.

Nick's flight instruction experience comes from a career in the US Navy where he served as an examiner in both helicopters and airplanes.  He considers the culmination of his career to be the over one hundred new flight instructors he mentored in the T-6B Texan II aircraft.

He's been a professional aviation educator for over a decade, with 2500+ hours of instruction given.  Nick travels the country as an AOPA Rusty Pilot presenter, is a lifetime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, a National Association of Flight Instructors lifetime member, and an active member of the Civil Air Patrol, Commemorative Air Force, and the International Aerobatics Club. 

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 

 

Jul 29 

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"Distraction Management and Cockpit Techniques - LIVE from NAFI Professional Development Center"

Topic: Learn what major airlines teach to master Distraction Management and Cockpit Techniques

On Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 16:00 MDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0377403

Description: On July 29, 2017 at 5pm CDT, NAFI leaders will discuss the content of Craig O'Mara's presentation and offer comments and insights for CFIs and the aviation industry in general. Viewers who watch this program LIVE are welcome to post comments about the subject mater that will be answered live as time allows - all questions will be answered directly if not specifically discussed on-the-air.

United States major airline companies have the best safety records in the world. During this course, Craig O'Mara will outline useful techniques he teaches and has learned over his 36-year career as a CFI. This course is designed to offer you tools to become a better flight instructor, improve your student's satisfaction and develop important habits to manage distractions through better cockpit techniques.

Recognizing the importance of excellence in education, this course will provide WINGS credits to those who pass an after event quiz on FAASafety.gov. The LIVE program will archived at FAASTeamTV.com and available on FAASTeam.gov for those not able to attend the LIVE broadcast.

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 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
    (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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