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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, 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

125.00 

 

 N6833C

PA28-180C 1965 Piper Cherokee

146.00 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

154.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

154.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

154.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

185.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

157.00 

 

 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.

Fuel
Reimbursement Rate

$5.99 / gallon

effective as of
12/1/2021 

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  

Huzefa Mohanadali 04/10/2021 Private Richard Klein
Amanda Xiang 08/10/2021 Instrument  Richard Klein 
Josh Edgar 09/14/2021 1st Solo Kevin Carr
Barry McNatt  11/05/2021  1st Solo  Kevin Carr 
Scott Lee  11/07/2021  1st Solo  Gerhard Deffner 
Sam Combs  11/13/2021 Commercial Bob Niedwiecki 
Luis Mello  11/20/2021 1st Solo  Hank Eilts 
 Anshul Patil  1/13/2022  1st 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 24 

  Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Preflight Weather Self-Brief - Basic Plus webinars for January 15-31"

Topic: Analyze the Weather on your route to Make Safe Decisions—and in only 10-15 minutes!

On Monday, January 24, 2022 at 15:00 Pacific Standard Time (16:00 MST, 17:00 CST, 18:00 EST, 13:00 HST, 14:00 AKST, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)

Select Number: WP01109593

Description:  Weather is the most lethal of all major causes of aviation accidents.
In this 60 minute webinar, learn the practical lessons you can apply to increase the speed and accuracy of your preflight weather briefings. 

  • 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
  • Where to identify each of the six aviation weather hazards

This is for anyone who is looking for a simpler, faster way to accurately perform a preflight brief and identify the potential hazards without complexity.

Register by going to: http://www.fly-rite.com/free-webinars

Other webinars you can register for include:

Saturday, 15 January 2022 - Weather Risk Assessment Simplified 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EST

Monday, 17 January 2022 - Preflight Weather Self-Brief: Basic 3:30 PM PST/6:30 PM EST

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 - Best Tips for Preflight Weather Brief 4:30 PM PST/7:30 PM EST

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 - Weather Risk Assessment Simplified 3:00 PM PST/6:00 PM EST

Sunday, 23 January 2022 - Best Tips for Preflight Weather Brief 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST

Monday, 24 January 2022 - Preflight Weather Self-Brief: Basic 3:00 PM PST/6:00 PM EST

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 - Weather Risk Assessment Simplified 4:00 PM PST/7:00 PM EST

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 - Best Tips for Preflight Weather Brief 4:30 PM PST/7:30 PM EST

Friday, 28 January 2022 - Preflight Weather Self-Brief: Basic 7:00 AM PST/10:00 AM EST

Monday, 31 January 2022 - Weather Risk Assessment Simplified 3:00 PM PST/6:00 PM EST

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 

 

Jan 26 

  Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Is it Airworthy? (Part One of Two)"

Topic: Responsibility for Airworthiness, Definition of Airworthiness, Equipment Requirements

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 18:00 Central Standard Time (16:00 PST, 17:00 MST, 19:00 EST, 14:00 HST, 15:00 AKST, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)

Select Number: SW17109679

Description: This Comprehensive, two part webinar answers the critical safety question: Is it Airworthy? The presentation is directed to Pilots, Chief Pilots, CFIs, Flight Schools, and DPEs.  Each Part is approximately One Hour in Length.

Part One covers:  

  • Responsibility for Airworthiness
  • Definition of Airworthiness
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Factors influencing Airworthiness
  • Life Cycle of an Aircraft
  • One WINGS Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3 will be awarded for this Part. 

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam, San Antonio, TX

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

  • Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Jan 27 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Texarkana (TXK) Local Runway Safety Action Team Meeting"

Topic: Runway Safety

On Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 13:00 Central Standard Time (11:00 PST, 12:00 MST, 14:00 EST, 09:00 HST, 10:00 AKST, 12:00 Arizona, 19:00 GMT)

Select Number: SW11109405

Description: Runway incursions are a major factor in aviation safety.  While many things have been done to reduce the accident rate in General Aviation and the Air Carrier Industry, both sides of the aviation house are still experiencing far too many runway incursions.  This could be the result of "Read back - Hear back" issues, poor airport signage, pilot inattention/knowledge, expectation bias, or a combination of factors.  Runway safety is a major concern for all pilots and if you have been around aviation for a long period of time you have probably seen some close calls on the runways and taxiways, or even been involved in some yourself. 

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 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
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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