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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..... 

Garmin FlightStream with Foreflight

Need help getting Foreflight and the GNS 430 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. If it fails to connect and you have connected before, remove the refference to the link from your device and re-pair the device.

The Latest News

N6833C (PA28-180) is ONLINE

A new radio stack has been installed.   Below is a look at the new stack.


N6833C New Panel


   

N3589L Cleared for Takeoff

The club has a new addition to the fleet: N3589L is a '65 C-150F model. This plane is online and ready to fly now. This is a nice low-time airframe and equipped with basic IFR and now ADS-B IN/OUT. It's a great option for basic training, building hours, or short excursions. We hope you can make some plans to try her out soon. Rental rate $108/hr (tach). 


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: fuel@texinsflyingclub.org   

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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
(Temporarily Suspended)

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

108.00 

 

 N6833C

PA28-180C 1965 Piper Cherokee

128.00 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

135.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

135.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

135.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

165.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

138.00 

 

 

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.

Membership is currently on hold.  There is a waiting list if you are interested in adding your name to the list.

Fuel
Reimbursement Rate

$4.99 / gallon

effective as of
1/1/2019 

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!

James Arnold

Christopher George

Houston Pitts

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

Randy Gann 01/24/2019  1st Solo Rich Graham 
Shan Afzal 02/23/2019  Instrument  Richard Klein 
Jason Jarc 02/24/2019 Private  Richard Stephens 
Manolo Centeno 04/02/2019  Instrument Bob Niedwiecki
Thomas Tarnay   05/04/2019  Commercial Richard Klein
Charles Galles   04/01/2019  Instrument   Catona/Niedwiecki  
Clint Miller   06/14/2019   Private   Bob Niedwiecki  
Sam Combs 07/12/2019   Private  Bob Niedwiecki  
Chris Dennis  07/17/2019  Instrument   Richard Klein  
Kjetil Storaker  08/02/2019  1st Solo  Kurtis Sampson 
Mike Faulkinbury 08/07/2019 Private  Dinu Catona 
Bruce MacKenzie 08/16/2019 Commercial Richard Klein
Carly Arnold  09/24/2019  Private Pilot  Hank Eilts 
Yan Xiao 11/08/2019 Instrument Dinu Catona
Shannon Warren 11/18/2019 Solo   Richard Klein  
Scott Stafford 11/24/2019 Private Pilot Bob Niedwiecki
Manolo Centeno 12/13/2019  Commercial  Bob Niedwiecki 
 Randy Gann 12/17/2019  Private Pilot  Graham & Eilts 
 Danny Burks  1/4/2020  Solo Kurtis Sampson 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

 

 

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 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"NAFI - The Possible Turn / Engine Failure After Takeoff In A Single-Engine Airplane"

Topic: Discussion of the principles involved in returning to the airport safely after engine failure in a Single Engine Airplane.

Description: Until recently, conventional training and wisdom dictated that pilots should always land straight ahead when confronted by an engine failure that occurs shortly after takeoff. This controversial topic has been hotly debated since the early days of aviation to the point where turning around to land on the departure runway has been called "the impossible turn." It can be argued convincingly, however, that there are instances when it would be safer to return to the airport than to land straight ahead following such an engine failure. 

The FAA now states matter-of-factly in Advisory Circular 61-83J that "flight instructors should demonstrate and teach trainees when and how to make a safe 180-degree turnback to the field after an engine failure."

During this presentation, Brian Schiff will discuss the principles involved in returning to the airport safely. It will be based to a large extent on his father, Barry Schiff's, decades of study and research involving this subject.

To view this webinar, take this link https://www.mentorlive.site/program/20.html.

The sponsor for this seminar was: FAASTeam

 

Watch Again 

 Safer Skyes Through Education    

"Weather Technology In The Cockpit (WTIC) - FAA NextGen Weather Research Program"

Topic: AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY - Presentation on FAA NextGen Weather Research Program and accessing weather data in the cockpit.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 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: CE0392953

Description: The Weather Technology in the Cockpit (WTIC) program is an FAA NextGen weather research program that researches how weather is presented to pilots and what information is insufficient or missing, and potential means to deliver enhanced weather information, presentations and technology for the cockpit. 

WTIC research develops, verifies, and validates Minimum Weather Service (MinWxSvc) recommendations for FAR Parts 91 (general aviation), 121 (commercial), and 135 (business) operations to address weather information presentation shortfalls in order to enhance pilot weather decision-making in advance of encountering adverse weather conditions.

The WTIC program researches ways to improve:

  • cockpit weather information
  • pilot understanding and interpretation of cockpit weather information and technologies
  • weather information training
  • operational inefficiencies and safety risks associated with these gaps and shortfalls in cockpit weather information

This course will focus on key takeaways from WTIC research, and will provide insight on cockpit weather information and weather decision making that impact pilots in flight.

To watch this webinar again, select  https://www.faasteamtv.com/SafetyCenter/WTIC2018/ 

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

 

Jan 18 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Aviation Accident Analysis-NTSB Perspective"

Topic: Accident cases will be reviewed and analyzed from the viewpoint of the NTSB accident investigator

On Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 12:00 Central Standard Time

Location: Denton Enterprise Airport Terminal Conference Room, 5000 Airport Road
                  Terminal Bldg Conference Room, Denton, TX 76207

Select Number: SW1997586

Description: Participants will review and analyze two fatal accident scenarios from the perspective of the NTSB accident investigation team commencing with the accident scene and working backward to the origination of the accident flight in order to determine probable cause. What led to the tragic results?  How can we avoid these outcomes in the future? What thought processes and actions will mitigate risk, improve competence, and avoid the outcomes presented in the scenarios. Pilots participating will evaluate the accident using the methodology applied by NTSB investigators and discuss probable cause findings and whether participants agree with those findings.  Things are not always as they seem!

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: North Texas FAASTeam 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
  • Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

Earn your WINGS to get a chance to win a cash prize. Go to www.mywingsinitiative.org for more info.   Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GASafety/

 

Jan 30 

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"ForeFlight 101 with Brian Schiff"

Topic: Basic and advanced set-up and use of ForeFlight features.

On Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 18:30 Central Standard Time

Location: EAA Chapter 471 Hangar, 1801 Navajo Circle, EAA Hangar, Abilene, TX 79602

Select Number: WP0198187

Description:   ForeFlight is a comprehensive, one-stop source for all your aviation information, including weather, planning, briefing, flight plan filing, weight and balance, checklists, navigation, situational awareness on the ground and in the air, an aviation library, and much more.

ForeFlight is an awesome app—but only if you know how to use it. Come get a ForeFlight checkout and learn how to use ForeFlight expertly as the tool it was intended to be. This comprehensive checkout will help make your preflight planning easier and efficient as well as improve your situational awareness and ability to manage resources during flight.

The course will include a review of ForeFlight advanced features, including many new features to the app. Attendees will participate (hands-on) with their own tablets (bring yours) in all phases from preflight to post flight as well as emergency procedures using ForeFlight.  Whatever your level of familiarity and experience with ForeFlight, this class will make you more proficient at using this powerful flight tool.

This class will focus on VFR and IFR applications of ForeFlight.

There is no wireless network available in the classroom. If you want Internet access during the class, you need to use your own cellular data plan or bring or activate a hotspot. Note: an internal WiFi network will be utilized to connect all iPads to a class flight simulator.

Bring: your tablet with

  • Fully charged battery & portable charger & charging cable
  • Latest version of ForeFlight installed with chart data already downloaded for:
  • Texas VFR Sectionals
  • Texas Airport Diagrams

Instructor:  Brian SchiffATP, CFI, CFII,, MEI, AGI, IGI, is a captain for a major US airline and is type-rated on the Boeing 727, 757, 767, DC-9 (MD-80), Airbus 320, CL-65, LR-JET, and G-V. Schiff's roots are deeply planted in general aviation where he has flown a wide variety of aircraft. He holds several flight instructor ratings and is recognized for his enthusiasm and ability to teach in way that simplifies complex procedures and concepts. He is a member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and has been actively instructing since earning his flight (Gold Seal) and ground instructor certificates in 1985. Schiff has been an FAA-designated examiner. He attended San Jose State University, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his Master of Science Degree in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri. He regularly presents seminars about aviation safety and techniques to student and professional pilots alike.

Please bring a fully-charged iPad with ForeFlight installed and Texas charts downloaded.

Supporting documents and PowerPoint slides will be on www.CaptainSchiff.com

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 

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 114.6 (BYP)
  • ILS w/DME RWY 18: 109.35 (JIPUK)
  • VOR w/DME 113.1 (TTT)
  • RTR-O (only after hours): 121.35
  • VASI: RWY 36
  • PAPI: RWY 18
  • MALSR: RWY 18

 

 

 
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