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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.....  

CFROM AOPA LIVE THIS WEEK

BasicMed resources

 

The Latest News

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.

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

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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!

Matthew Bransky

Kevin Carr

Russell Cozart

Jonathan (Andy) Crabb

Anthony Jones

Cole Schmitt

Wolfgang Isbert Schroen

Kelly Towery

Shiv Venkatasetty

Bryan Wakelin

Richard Kent Williams Jr

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

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
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Feb 17 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"IMC Club Meeting - Behind the scene look at Fort Worth Air Traffic Control Center"

Topic: Presentation by air traffic controllers from Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center.Followed by Q&A.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 09:00 Central Standard Time

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

Select Number: SW1980865

Description: We will pull back the curtain on ATC and see what goes on behind the scene at Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center regarding flying in IMC conditions and other risk. The Pilot / Controller relationship is very important to safe operations and we want you to have a better understanding of ATC operations.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask an air traffic controller questions and exchange information.

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
  • Master Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Feb 17 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Complex Airspace Workshop"

Topic: Complex Airspace

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 Central Standard Time

Location: US Sport Aircraft + Thrust Flight, 4700 Airport Parkway, Addison, TX 75001

Select Number: SW1980618

Description: This clinic is for Pilots and Student Pilots who want to learn more and become comfortable operating within the busiest airspaces in the US. We all don't learn to fly in Class B Airspace and for many of us a Class C airport is the most challenging airspace we have experienced. Join us as we build the scenario's for you to confidently navigate the most complex airspace. Emphasis is on Communication, what to expect from ATC and developing some best practices. Lunch of Hot Dogs and Chips will be served in this 3-hour event.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: NTX FSDO

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
  • Master Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Feb 17

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Convective Weather for Pilots Part 1"

Topic: Convective Weather Factors and Hazardous weather.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 09:30 Central Standard Time

Location: Collin County Community College, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

Select Number: SW1980723

Description: Much of what pilots are taught about convective weather is incomplete, and in some cases incorrect.  This course covers convective and severe weather, and material many pilots are not familiar with. This material will give pilots additional insight into the probability and likely severity of weather and how to avoid convective weather surprises.  Part 1 covers convective weather factors and what causes it to become severe. Part 2 will cover convective weather products and obtaining better weather briefings. There is a fee for this class, contact Collin College at 972-985-3711 for registration information.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: NTX FISDO

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 

 

Feb 21 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"TEM Building - Adapting Threat and Error Management to General Aviation"

Topic: TEM Building Adapting Threat and Error Management to General  Aviation. Taken from a successful strategy used by the airlines

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0381082

Description: We strive for the perfect flight, yet it is elusive. Truth be known, there is no such thing as a perfect flight.  In our increasingly complex environment, we must manage various challenges from operational and environmental threats. If we do not anticipate and manage these threats, errors may occur.

This presentation is an introduction to Threat and Error Management.  Taken from a successful strategy used by the airlines, you'll have a chance to learn how to adapt the very same principles to your flying. See real world examples that you can use to maintain the highest level of safety.

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 2 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Feb 24 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Convective Weather for Pilots Part 2"

Topic: Convective Weather For Pilots Part 2

On Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 09:30 Central Standard Time

Location: Collin County Community College, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

Select Number: SW1980998

Description:  Much of what pilots are taught about convective weather is incomplete, and in some cases incorrect.  This course covers convective and severe weather, and material many pilots are not familiar with. This material will give pilots additional insight into the probability and severity of weather conditions, and, ways to avoid convective weather surprises.  Part 1 covers convective weather factors and hazards.  Part 2 will cover convective weather products and getting good convective weather briefings. There is a fee for this class, contact Collin College at 972-985-3711 for registration information.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: North Texas FSDO - 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
  • Basic Knowledge 3 - ½ Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Feb  24   

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Tarrant County College Inspection Authorization Seminar"

Topic: Federal Aviation Administration Inspection Authorization (IA) Refresher Course number: C-IND- IM-180118- K-010- 001

On Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 07:00 Central Standard Time

Location: Tarrant County College/Alliance Airport, 2301 Horizon Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Select Number: SW1980934

Description: This event meets the criteria for eight-hours training required annually for Inspection Authorization refresher education. Topics include: Batteries, Aircraft Lighting, Torque Wrenches, Inspection of small Turbine Engines, Non-Destructive Testing, Aviation Spark Plugs, Aircraft Tires, Corrosion Control, and understanding ADS-B.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAA Safety Team; North Texas (ASW-19) FSDO

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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