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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..... 

 

The Latest News

N3589L Cleared for Takeoff

The club has a new addition to the fleet: N3589L is a '65 C-150F model. We have just completed the official purchase and it should be online starting the week of the July 16th. This is a nice low-time airframe and equipped with basic IFR and radio options. It will be a great option for basic training, building hours, or short excursions. We hope you can make some plans to try her out soon. Expected rate will be $105/hr (tach).

 

 

It's an Archer!

Texins Flying Club welcomes N4135W into the fleet. We have some squawks and instructor training to work on this next week, but the plane is here and will soon be available on the scheduler. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this happen.

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.

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 G430 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 N739TS 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

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

110 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

125.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

125.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

133.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

135.00 

 

 

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!

Clint Askew

John Bradley

Richard Brown

Benjamin Calton

Cody Carver

Alexander Elmore

Spencer Franklin

Sri Kalyan Ganja

Valerie Henisey

Nathaniel Hodges

Luke Hornaday

Bruce Mackenzie

Jim Mars

John Muller

Jose Munguia Esquivel

Fred Niemeier

Jared Ostrov

Terry Pope

Douglas Reece

Steven Riddiough

Michelle Roemer

Josh Stone

Alexandre Trahan

Charles Vodry

Mason Vodry

Greg White

  

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 
       
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

July 16 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Beyond the Weather Brief - Quick Steps to Improving Weather Certainty"

Topic: Using weather risk assessment to improve certainty and safety in your briefing.

On Monday, July 16, 2018 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: WP0184150

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 other resources call for VFR. Which one is right?  There's a few forecasts for Gusts to 40 knots, but no AIRMET or CWA. How do you validate that?

  • The best site to validate potential icing at any altitude
  • Locating potential turbulence or LLWS even when it's not forecast
  • The product you must add to your Standard Weather Brief.

In this 90 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

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 

 

July 18 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas?"

Topic: An interactive discussion on how pilots learn about good fuel management yet pilots still run out of gas far too often!

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: CE0384247

Description:  Mike will share his own story to show how easily an empty fuel tank can ruin a beautiful flight. His presentation arises from his perspective as a student pilot and instrument-rated pilot, combined with his extensive insurance background.

Every flight school has its own way of doing things that seem perfectly logical yet often unwittingly may send conflicting messages to the pilot/student/client. Every CFI knows exactly what discussions about fuel calculations and fuel management mean, but pilots still run out of gas far too often.

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

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

July 22 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"CFI Pre-AirVenture Pilot Proficiency Onsite Training Day"

Topic: CFI Pre-AirVenture Pilot Proficiency Onsite Training Day

On Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time

Location: EAA Pilot Proficiency Center, EAA AirVenture Grounds, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Select Number: GL1383930

Description:  Active flight instructors are invited to participate in an exclusive CFI training program at EAA's Pilot Proficiency Center (PPC) on the EAA AirVenture grounds on Sunday July 22 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the day before AirVenture opening day. This event on the AirVenture grounds will provide CFI training on flying and utilizing Redbird LDs for scenario-based instruction, as well as an opportunity for personal G1000 introductory training.  Participants will receive AirVenture admission for Sunday, the day of training, which is good for admission on AirVenture opening day, Monday July 23. 

Registration closes June 25. Read through the seminar detail for additional information regarding the TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: Wisconsin 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:

  • Master Knowledge 2 - 2 Credits

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

July 25 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Optimum Weather Detection Tools"

Topic: Gain Confidence in Weather Using Great Weather Detection Tools.

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 15:00 Pacific Daylight Time (16:00 MDT, 17:00 CDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)

Select Number: WP0184231

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 other resources call for VFR. Which one is right?  There's a few forecasts for Gusts to 40 knots, but no AIRMET or CWA. How do you validate that?

  • The best site to validate potential icing at any altitude
  • Locating potential turbulence or LLWS even when it's not forecast
  • The product you must add to your Standard Weather Brief.

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

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 

 

July 27 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Pilot Proficiency Center Presentations at AirVenture OSHKOSH 2018"

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

On Friday, July 27, 2018 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time

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

Select Number: EA6184245

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 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  

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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