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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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The Latest News

 

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:

 

 

 

 
Latest Newsletter
 

  

Finally - N733NB

 

 

Cold Weather Procedure

Winter is upon us, please review cold
weather starting procedures.

 

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..... 

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

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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

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!

Tammara Cannon

John Chadwick

Christian Kirk Evans

Travis Gambill

Ron Handley

John Harris

David Hiegel

Kyle D. Jones

Raymond Kelly Jones

Edward Kilroy

Grenville Lewis V

Ricky Broox Nevil

Paul Henderson Powell III

John Reed

Scott Walker

Kevin Zimmer

  

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 
 
  

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Feb
18  

  Safer Skys through Education 

"AOPA Rusty Pilots Presented by AOPA Ambassador Pat Brown and Hosted by the Fort Worth Ninety-Nines"

Topic: A Rusty Pilots Seminar
On Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 09:00 Central Standard Time
Location:  Tarrant County College,  2301 Horizon Dr.,  Room 1201,  Fort Worth, TX 76177

Select Number: EA2773771

Description: Once a pilot, always a pilot...But, if you're feeling a little Rusty...

You might be like more than 500,000 other pilots (that's right, half a million), who have taken a break from flying.  The good news is that getting back to flying is easier than you think.  So, what does it take to get back in the air?

  • Some flight and ground instruction
  • No FAA checkride or test
  • You may not even need a medical

Join us for a fun, interactive seminar that will give you all the information you need to get current again.  As a seminar participant, you'll get 3 hours of ground instruction toward completing your flight review, valuable take-home materials, and handouts so you can review what you've learned. We'll help you brush up on your aviation knowledge and understand what's changed since you last took the controls.

Register for this Rusty Pilots seminar Now!

https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=19708&StepNumber=1

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: N/A

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
  • Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page  

 

Feb
22 

  Safer Skys through Education

"CFI/DPE Forum - Stick n Rudder"
Topic: Basic Flying Skills - Revisited...
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 18:30 Central Standard Time
Location: Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, 3116 S Great Southwest Parkway
Terminal Building Conference Room, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Select Number: SW1973383

Description: Since the pilot is the most important piece of equipment in the aircraft.....What are some of the things we can teach to help pilots maintain REALLY good basic skills, especially in this day of technology?

What could (or should) you do to maintain "currency" beyond just flying regularly or making 3 take-offs and landings?  Gayla will look at some stick 'n rudder maneuvers and offer some thoughts on things instructors and DPEs should emphasize for improving communication at uncontrolled airfields. Join the discussion, contribute your perspective, and hear what others have to say. Learn some new ideas and get some new insights for improving your "stick 'n rudder" skills and those of your students...

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

 

Feb 25 

 Safer Skys through Education

"Convective Weather Part 1"
Topic: Convective Weather for Pilots
On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 09:30 Central Standard Time
Location: Collin County Community College, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

Select Number: SW1974304

Description: Much of what pilots are taught about convective weather is incomplete, and in some cases incorrect.  This course covers convective and severe weather, and material many pilots are not familiar with. This material will give pilots additional insight into the probability and likely severity of weather and how to avoid convective weather surprises.  Part 1 covers convective weather factors and and hazards. Part 2 will cover convective weather products and  getting good convective weather briefings. There is a fee for this class, contact Collin College at 972-985-3711 for registration information.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: North Texas FSDO - SW19

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 

 

Mar

 Safer Skyes through Education

"Best Tricks Tips and Sites for Self Briefing"
Topic: Tricks, tips and best sites for conducting a safe self briefing.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 16:00 Pacific Standard Time (17:00 MST, 18:00 CST, 19:00 EST, 14:00 HST, 15:00 AKST, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)

Select Number: WP0173892

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 

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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