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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

N6621A (Cessna 210N Centurion)

If you want to get six people somewhere quickly sitting on brand new leather seats with air conditioning to boot, this new addition to our fleet will be something you definately want to check out.  89 gal usable, 170+ knots, 15 gal/hr ... not bad!

  


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

113.00 

 

 N6833C

PA28-180C 1965 Piper Cherokee

133.00 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

140.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

140.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

140.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

170.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

143.00 

 

 N6621A

C210N Cessna 210 Centurion

265.00 

 

 

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

$5.29 / gallon

effective as of
6/1/2021 

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!

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

Danny Burks 1/4/2020 Solo

Kurtis Sampson 

Colin McNalley 1/20/2020  Solo Cross Country Kurtis Sampson
Mike Gonzalez  2/28/2020 Private Pilot  Thomas/Klein
Chris Schreiner
4/15/2020 Private Pilot Kurtis Sampson
Danny Burks 8/12/2020  Solo Cross Country 

Kurtis Sampson 

Kjetil Storaker 9/14/2020 Private Pilot  Kurtis Sampson 
Benjamin Jones 11/13/2020 Private Pilot Richard Klein
Chris Dennis  11/15/2020 Commercial  Richard Klein
Marcelo Silva; 11/27/2020 Instrument  Dinu Catona
Huzefa Mohanadali 04/10/2021 Private Richard Klein

 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

 

Aug 4 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"ForeFlight VFR Flight Planning 101 with Mike Jesch a VC99s Pilot Proficiency Webinar"

Topic: Using ForeFlight for VFR Flight Planning

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 17:00 Pacific Daylight Time (18:00 MDT, 19:00 CDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: WP01106255

Description:  ForeFlight VFR Flight Planning 101 and 201 are two webinars in the Ventura County 99s 2021 Pilot Proficiency Webinars. In these two VFR flight planning webinars Mike Jesch will establish a foundation of preflight planning techniques for you to build on as you develop your skills.

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

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Aug 7 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"McGregor EAA Chapter 59 - VMC/IMC Club/Safety Meeting and Fly-In Pancake Breakfast"

Topic: VMC/IMC Safety Meeting, Guided Discussion & Question of the Month – Sim Scenario Review

On Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 08:30 Central Daylight Time

Location:  McGregor Executive Airport - EAA Hanger,  27474 US-84,  EAA Hanger, 
                   Mc Gregor, TX  76657

Select Number:  SW17106110

Description:  A Fly-In "Pancake Breakfast” and educational event is planned for Saturday, August 7, 2021 at McGregor Executive Airport (KPWG).    The FAASTeam - WINGS Program will begin at 10:30 AM following breakfast served beginning at 8:30 AM. 

"Prior to attending a safety seminar please review and abide by current CDC, State and Local health guidelines.”

Everyone is invited to register and attend.  Some will choose to fly in and others may choose to drive and there is ample parking for both airplanes and cars.

Simulator Scenario Discussion:

You are flying a C172 returning to the Skylark (KILE) Airport; and are at the BOSEL fix in IMC at 3500' MSL, 90 KIAS on a heading of 020.  PIREP reports light turbulence.

             METAR KILE 030000Z 360112KTS 4SM OVC14 -R Q2992

Your challenge is to evaluate the situation and select the approach to use and the landing runway based on your personal references.  This is not a competition! It is an exercise to provide common ground for discussion with other pilots.

In the time remaining, we will review the Wings Program and discuss how to make it work for you.    Until then, stay safe and we hope to see you at the meeting. 

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: San Antonio 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
  • Basic Knowledge 1 - ½ Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Aug 2
...
Aug 16 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Intro to Weather Briefings - Plus Webinars for August 1-15"

Topic: Analyze the weather on your route to make safe decisions—and in only 10-15 minutes!

On Monday, August 9, 2021 at 15:30 Pacific Daylight Time (16:30 MDT, 17:30 CDT, 18:30 EDT, 12:30 HST, 14:30 AKDT, 15:30 Arizona, 22:30 GMT)
 

Select Number:  WP01106139

Description:  Weather is the most lethal of all major causes of aviation accidents.

In this 90 minute webinar, Delia will show you how to meet the FAA briefing requirements while ALSO developing skills that will allow you to make better decisions regarding flight. 

  • Learn the 6 elements you MUST CHECK in any brief
  • How to significantly reduce the mountain of needless data
  • How to use (and the value of)  the new graphical forecast for aviation
  • When severe weather doesn't qualify as an adverse condition

Plus we'll walk through a standard weather brief, followed by Q&A

Other webinars available to register for include:

Monday, 2 August 2021- Best Tips Tricks and Sites for Self Briefing 3:30 PM PDT/6:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - Intro to Weather Briefings 4:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM EDT

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - Aviation Weather Hazards: Identify and Avoid 3:00 PM PDT/6:00 PM EDT

Sunday, 8 August 2021 - Best Tips Tricks and Sites for Self Briefing 9:00 AM PDT/12:00 PM EDT

Monday, 9 August 2021 - Intro to Weather Briefings 3:30 PM PDT/6:30 PM EDT

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - Aviation Weather Hazards: Identify and Avoid 4:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM EDT

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 - Best Tips Tricks and Sites for Self Briefing 4:30 PM PDT/7:30 PM EDT

Thursday, 12 August 2021 - Intro to Weather Briefings 3:00 PM PDT/6:00 PM EDT

Saturday, 14 August 2021 - Best Tips Tricks and Sites for Self Briefing 8:00 AM PDT/11:00 AM EDT

Monday, 16 August 2021- Intro to Weather Briefings 4:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM EDT

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:

  • Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit
  • Advanced Knowledge 2 - ½ 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
McKinneyTX_0379

http://www.flytki.com

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