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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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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.

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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. 


What is it and why?    more..... 


The Latest News

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.



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:  

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.

Avidyne IFD Series 



 The IFD440 Pilot Guide       Check out the Intro Video

iPad Simulator Download        PC Simulator Download

A new Scenario-Based Course to Help you Use the IFD550, IFD540 and the IFD440 GPS/Nav/COMs. Available from Amazon.

And now N739TS has an awesome IFD550
The IFD550 Pilot Guide 
Download IFD Simulators

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


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)



C-172N 1978 SuperHawk




C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk




C-172N 1978 Skyhawk




C-182P 1973 Skylane




PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III




PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow




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.

Reimbursement Rate

$5.29 / gallon

effective as of

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!

Mark James Almeter

Clint Askew

John Bradley

Richard Brown

Benjamin Calton

Daniel Ray Conran

Nicholas Cooper

Sri Kalyan Ganja

Andrew Geren

Bruce Mackenzie

Jim Mars

Charles A Moore III

John Muller

Jose Munguia Esquivel

Fred Niemeier

Jared Ostrov

Terry Pope

Douglas Reece

Steven Riddiough

Christine Staton Monarch Air Maint

Alexandre Trahan

Charles Vodry

Eric S Wagar

Greg White


Member News & Notes





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 
Sai Vogirala 08/23/2017  1st Solo Rich Graham 
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 

 Upcoming Event(s)



June 20 


 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"FAA Exam - Test for Student or Instructor?"

Topic: This NAFI MentorLIVE broadcast covers methods to help your  student and you gain more confidence when preparing for an FAA Exam

On Wednesday, June 20, 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: CE0383663

Description:  Do you feel like a nervous expectant parent when sending your student for an FAA Knowledge Test or Practical Exam? Does your student arrive in a cold sweat, biting nails, and twitching before the exams with a performance limiting case of "check-ride-itis"?  

You will discover tips and lessons learned on topics such as: identifying and overcoming challenges specific to each student, student knowledge versus memorization, the role of published materials, encouraging nervous students, and more.  

Viewer input is encouraged via chat on the NAFI MentorLIVE page (link below) or NAFI Facebook page.  Be sure to bring your questions and share lessons learned during the 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:

Master Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page   


June 28 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"All New Non-towered Airport Ops for 2018"

Topic: Just when you thought you had non-towered airport operations down to a science!

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time (16:00 PDT, 17:00 MDT, 18:00 CDT, 13:00 HST, 15:00 AKDT, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)

Select Number: EA6583785

Description:  In March of 2018, the FAA announced significant changes to the way we operate at non-towered airports.  The new procedures call attention to regulatory requirements, recommended operations, and communication procedures.  In this important webinar, we will brief you on traffic patterns, communications phraseology, and flight and ground operations involving aircraft, lighter-than-air aircraft, gliders, parachutes, rotorcraft, and ultralight vehicles.  Although the new procedures primarily address Part 91 operators, this information is extremely valuable to UAS operators and all who operate on or in the vicinity of non-towered airports, and all should attend.

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
  • Basic 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
  • Unicom: 122.95


Approach and Navigation Facilities:

  • Regional Approach: 124.3
  • Fort Worth FSS (FTW) 1-800-WX-Brief
  • 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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