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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

 

N737TY Online again - 12/22

N737TY is online (VFR only for now). It has just completed the 10hr oil change. No touch-and-go's until after 25hrs. The new CGR-30P engine monitor looks awesome - but you need to do your homework before you fly with it. Read the manual here then get with your instructor to get familiar with the monitor functions and interpretation. Read the squawks regarding engine break-in procedures - no touch-and-go pattern work allowed yet.

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

 

Instructional Video on using G430 / 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.

         

IFD440

 The 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.

 

 

Upcoming Safety Events

 
Latest Newsletter
 

  


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.....  

CFROM AOPA LIVE THIS WEEK

BasicMed resources

 

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

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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

 N737TY

C-172N  1978 SuperHawk

122.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180  1977 SuprHawk

122.00 

 

 N739TS

C172N-180  1978 Skyhawk

122.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P  1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180  1968 PiperArrow

129.99 

 

 

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

$4.79 / gallon

effective as of
1/1/2018 

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!

Samuel Barnett

Charles Bray

Amanda Cox

Russell Cozart

Jonathon (Andy) Crabb

Brent Depperschmidt

Kenneth Everill

Richard Henderson

Steve Wayne Jones

Robert Kalinke

Wolfgang Isbert Schroen

Ted Skierski

Bret Stewart

Richard Kent Williams Jr

Bradley Wooden

  

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 
Sai Vogirala 08/23/2017  1st Solo Rich Graham 
Chester Jackson 10/20/2017 Instrument Airplane Hank Eilts
       
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Jan 20 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"IMC Club Meeting - Mastering the Art of Instrument Navigation"

Topic:
Scenario Based Discussion: Organized "Hangar Flying" Focused On Building Proficiency In Instrument Flying.

On Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 09:00 Central Standard Time

Location: Dallas Executive Business Center KRBD
5303 Challenger Drive, Business Center, Dallas, TX 75237

Select Number: SW1979914

Description:  EAA/IMC Club, through the EAA's global Chapter structure, provides organized "hangar flying" focused on building instrument flying knowledge and skills.  The program's network promotes a safety culture through continued education and believes that we develop safety and proficiency through education and real life experience. Monthly meetings offer an opportunity to share in-flight experiences and valuable safety tips. Through the FAA Safety Program, aviation professionals provide informative WINGS presentations.  You do not have to be an instrument rated pilot to attend.  Membership in theEAA/IMC Club is encouraged but not required to participate in this meeting. For more information and to take part in this event, click the link below and register TODAY!

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: SW-19 NTX

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

Jan 20 

 Safer Skyes 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, January 20, 2018 at 09:00 Central Standard Time

Location: Tarrant County College – Conference Room 2208-C (2nd floor)
                 2301 Horizon Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Select Number: EA2779963

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=24164&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 

 

Jan 25 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Regional Approach Operation Raincheck - Pilot/Controller Forum"

Topic: Regional Approach Pilot/Controller Open Forum

On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 18:00 Central Standard Time

Location: DFW Fire Training and Reseach Facility, 1530 West 27th, Dallas, TX 75261

Select Number: SW1980437

Description:  Current active controllers will present a 30-45 minute presentation on the operation of the TRACON. Topics will inculde; air traffic flow around the DFW area, emergnecies, phraseology, class bravo airspace operations, practice approaches, and many more.

Presentation to be followed by a townhall style Q&A forum.

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 

 

Jan 27 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"AOPA Rusty Pilots presented by AOPA Ambassador Pat Brown and hosted by Texas State Technical Colleg"
Topic: A Rusty Pilots Seminar

On Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 09:00 Central Standard Time

Location: TSTC Waco Airport, 605 Operations Road, Waco, TX 76705

Select Number: EA2779966

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=24166&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 

 

Jan 29 

  Safer Skyes Through Education

"Optimum Weather Detection Tools"

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

On Monday, January 29, 2018 at 16:30 Pacific Standard Time (17:30 MST, 18:30 CST, 19:30 EST, 14:30 HST, 15:30 AKST, 17:30 Arizona, 00:30 GMT)

Select Number: WP0180424

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

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 

 

Jan 30 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Collision Course Avoiding Airborne Traffic"

Topic: AOPA Collision Course: Avoiding Airborne Traffic Safety Seminar

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 19:00 Central Standard Time

Location: Addison Conf. & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Select Number: NR0379630   

Description:  The "big sky" can get awfully small when multiple aircraft are in the vicinity. Even with ATC support and traffic displays, near misses happen too frequently and midair collisions still happen. Advanced technologies which ensure more precise course and altitude tracking and more aircraft converging on fewer airports all work to shrink the "big sky".   

ASI's new seminar looks at the problem from a risk management perspective. We identify high-risk scenarios and locations, then lay out strategies for avoiding them. From congested corridors to frenetic fly-ins, we talk about:

  • Human eye limitations that impact the "see and avoid" philosophy
  • Proven techniques on enhancing visual scan effectiveness
  • Maximizing your visibility to other aircraft
  • The promise and peril of cockpit technology
  • "Danger zones" you may not be aware of

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: AOPA Air Safety Institute

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

 

Jan 31 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Collision Course Avoiding Airborne Traffic"

Topic: AOPA Collision Course: Avoiding Airborne Traffic Safety Seminar

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 19:00 Central Standard Time

Location: Radisson Ft. Worth North at Fossil Creek, 2540 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76106

Select Number: NR0379632

Description:  The "big sky" can get awfully small when multiple aircraft are in the vicinity. Even with ATC support and traffic displays, near misses happen too frequently and midair collisions still happen. Advanced technologies which ensure more precise course and altitude tracking and more aircraft converging on fewer airports all work to shrink the "big sky".   

ASI's new seminar looks at the problem from a risk management perspective. We identify high-risk scenarios and locations, then lay out strategies for avoiding them. From congested corridors to frenetic fly-ins, we talk about:

  • Human eye limitations that impact the "see and avoid" philosophy
  • Proven techniques on enhancing visual scan effectiveness
  • Maximizing your visibility to other aircraft
  • The promise and peril of cockpit technology
  • "Danger zones" you may not be aware of

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: AOPA Air Safety Institute

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 

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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