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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..... 

 

The Latest News

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 radio options. 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 $110/hr (tach).

 

 

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.

https://youtu.be/VlUi3_JxQDM

  

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


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.

N733NB, N737TY and N4135W 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

 

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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

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 C150

110 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

125.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

125.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

133.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

135.00 

 

 

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.

Fuel
Reimbursement Rate

$5.29 / gallon

effective as of
6/1/2018 

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!

Bobby Anderson

Cody Carver

Mark Cohen

Alexander Elmore

Jason Fischer

Spencer Franklin

Valerie Henisey

Nathaniel Hodges

Luke Hornaday

Anthony Plattsmier

Terry Pope

Steven Riddiough

Michelle Roemer

Paul Shiflet

Josh Stone

Charles (Mark) Vodry

Mason (Sawyer) Vodry

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

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 
Christopher Schreiner  7/2/2018   1st Solo   Kurtis Sampson  
Steve Jones 7/17/2018  1st Solo  Rich Graham 
Michael Tarnay  7/18/2018 Private Richard Klein 
Shiv Venkatasetty 7/20/2018 1st Solo  Richard Klein 
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Aug 10 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Aviation Emergency Survival Techniques"

Topic: Learn How To Be Prepared In The Event Of An Aviation Mishap.

On Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 Central Daylight Time (09:00 PDT, 10:00 MDT, 12:00 EDT, 06:00 HST, 08:00 AKDT, 09:00 Arizona, 16:00 GMT)

Select Number: SW1984774

Description: Have you ever considered all the various possibilities that could save your life? Some of the most effective survival techniques are the simpliest. You only need awareness of the possible actions availble that may help you susrvive. Please join us for this informative presentation.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: NTX FSDO FAASTeam

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

  • Advanced Knowledge 2 - ½ Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Aug 15 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Best Tips Tricks and Sites for Self-Briefing"

Topic: Tricks, Tips and Best Sites for Conducting a Safe Self Briefing.

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time (17:30 MDT, 18:30 CDT, 19:30 EDT, 13:30 HST, 15:30 AKDT, 16:30 Arizona, 23:30 GMT)
 

Select Number: WP0184354

Description: In this 60 minute webinar, aviation weather expert Delia will discuss the great new tools to identify potentially hazardous weather. co

  • What is a "Legal" Briefing?
  • 4 Features of 1800wxbrief you may not know about
  • The GFA – Graphical Forecast for aviation
  • Tips for assessing unforecast severe weather

Click here to register today

Note: When you register you will receive emails from Easy Webinar or Fly-Rite.  You can easily opt out anytime.  Look for the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email.

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

 

Aug 15 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"NAFI MentorLIVE What We Should Teach About Engines"

Topic: Tom Turner presents important training concepts regarding  aircraft engines that can be invaluable lessons for student pilots.

On Wednesday, August 15, 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: CE0384869

Description: Why do flight instructors need to teach about engines? Engine performance management, power loss and engine failure procedures, and transition training into higher performance aircraft are just a few.

These skill sets are not typically taught during pilot certificate and ratings training. If flight instructors don't teach about aircraft engines, then who will?

We welcome your questions and comments for our presenters during this LiveVideo 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 1 - 1 Credit     AMT: 1.00

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Aug 24 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Weather Risk Assessment"

Topic: Gain Confidence in Weather Using Great Weather Detection Tools

On Friday, August 24, 2018 at 16:00 Pacific Daylight Time (17:00 MDT, 18:00 CDT, 19:00 EDT, 13:00 HST, 15:00 AKDT, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)

Select Number: WP0184725

Description: In this 90 minute webinar (plus Q&A) Delia will demonstrate her method to clarify and add  certainty to often conflicting weather information. 

  • The top resource for assessing potential turbulence or mountain wave.
  • The most unreliable site that most pilots depend on (and what to use instead) 
  • How to determine if icing is a factor
  • Recognizing LLWS even when it's not forecast. 

Click here to register today

Note: When you register you will receive emails from Easy Webinar or Fly-Rite.  You can easily opt out anytime.  Look for the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email.

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

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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