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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

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.


Avidyne IFD Series 

         

IFD440

 The IFD440 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.

And now N739TS has an awesome IFD550
The IFD550 Pilot Guide 
Download IFD Simulators

N733NB, N737TY and N739TS 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

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  1978 Skyhawk

122.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P  1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181  1999 Piper Archer III

135.00 

 

 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!

Mark James Almeter

Rock Braud

Benjamin Calton

Daniel Ray Conran

Nicholas Cooper

Andrew Geren

Charles A Moore III

Jose Munguia Esquivel

Andrew Noto

Douglas Reece

Christine Staton Monarch Air Maint

Eric S Wagar

Greg White

  

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
Jamie Arispe 05/03/2018  Private Pilot  Richard Klein/Hank
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

May 23 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Regional Approach Operation Raincheck - Pilot/Controller Forum"

Topic: Regional Approach Pilot/Controller Open Forum

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 18:00 Central Daylight Time

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

Select Number: SW1983255

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

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

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

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

May 30 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Unmanned Aerial Systems What Every Pilot Needs to Know"

Topic: Expanding our understanding of UAS integration and operations for pilots of both manned and unmanned aircraft.

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time (16:00 PDT, 17:00 MDT, 18:00 CDT, 13:00 HST, 15:00 AKDT, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)

Select Number: EA6583321

Description: Our airspace is now shared by pilots of both manned and unmanned aircraft.  Often, we don't understand enough about this new mix of aircraft operations.  It is imperative that we all share a common understanding of how and why this blend works, and how to maintain and improve the impeccable safety record that general aviation has enjoyed for decades.  This webinar is an important resource to get all pilots on the same page and will answer many of the misconceptions that we have about manned and unmanned operations.

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
  • Basic Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

May 31 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Optimum Weather Detection Tools"

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

On Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 17:30 Pacific Daylight Time (18:30 MDT, 19:30 CDT, 20:30 EDT, 14:30 HST, 16:30 AKDT, 17:30 Arizona, 00:30 GMT)
 

Select Number: WP0183205

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 60 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:

  • 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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