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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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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.

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 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.....  

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

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Change Is In The Works

The Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry have teamed together to create the Airman Certification Standards (ACS). These documents are replacing the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for select certificates and ratings. Check out:


The following items have been updated on the Airman Testing page (6/12/2017):

 

The following items have been updated on the Airman Certification Standards page:

 

The following items have been updated on the Computer Testing Supplements page:

 

The following items have been updated on the Airman Knowledge Test Questions page:

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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

 N7929U

C-150  1976 Commuter

104.61 

 

 N737TY

C-172N  1978 Skyhawk

125.24 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180  1977 SuprHawk

125.24 

 

 N739TS

C172N-180  1978 Skyhawk

125.24 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P  1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180  1968 PiperArrow

137.50 

 

 

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

$4.75 / gallon

effective as of
3/1/2017 

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  

Colin McMahan 01/09/2017  Private  Larry Eckhardt
Kyle Jones  01/12/2017 Private Richard Klein
Brian Relin  02/09/2017  Commercial  Richard Klein 
Mamun Shuman 03/25/2017 Private  Bob Niedwiecki 
Francis Ellis  03/08/2017  Private  Larry Eckhardt 
Martin Walker  03/25/2017  Private  Klein / Graham 
Kurtis Sampson 03/30/2017  CFI Larry Eckhardt
Jerry Hatzfeld 04/07/2017  Wings Program  Hank Eilts 
Kevin Zimmer 04/14/2017 1st Solo  Gerhard Deffner
Tim Tomlinson 05/02/2017 1st Solo Klein / Niedwicki
Jared Smith   05/08/2017   Private Pilot   Larry Eckhardt  
Alex Brinson 05/21/2017 Instrument Airplane  Lasecki / Niedwiecki
Travis Gambill 06/09/2017   Private Pilot   Dick Stephens  
Landon Fagan 06/13/2017 1st Solo Dick Stephens
Mike Kemper 06/20/2017 1st Solo Taylor Lasecki
Adam (Cole) Vest 06/21/2017 Instrument Airplane Aniseh Shapiro
Cal Fischer   06/24/2017   Private Pilot   Bob Niedwiecki 
Matthew Mumm   06/24/2017   1st Solo   Gerhard Deffner  
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 
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Sep 20 

  Safer Skyes Through Education

"Preflight Briefing 101"

Topic: Tricks, tips and best sites for conducting a safe self briefing.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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:  WP0177981

Description:  In this 90 minute webinar, Delia Colvin, aviation weather expert, international bestselling author and 15 year veteran of Air Traffic Control will walk you through her favorite sites and tools for conducting a SAFE self briefing;

  • Learn the 8 MUST CHECK points to any brief
  • What hazardous weather doesn't qualify as an "Adverse Condition"
  • 4 Features of 1800wxbrief you may not know about
  • The proposed replacement for Area Forecast
  • The best forecast tool available
  • Fantastic new tools that could save your life
  • Tips for assessing unforecast severe weather

 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:

  • Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
  • Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Sep 21 

  Safer Skyes Through Education  

"IMC Club Meeting - Mastering the Art of Instrument Navigation"

Topic: Scenario Based Discussion: Organized "Hangar Flying" Focused On Building Proficiency In Instrument Flying

On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time

Location:  Arlington Municipal Airport Terminal Building
                  5000 S. Collins St., Terminal Building,  Arlington, TX 76018

Select Number: SW1978013

Description:  EAA/IMC Club, through the EAA's global Chapter structure, provides organized "hangar flying" focused on building instrument flying knowledge and skills. The program's network promotes a safety culture through continued education and believes that we develop safety and proficiency through education and real life experience. Monthly meetings offer an opportunity to share in-flight experiences and valuable safety tips. Through the FAA Safety Program, aviation professionals provide informative WINGS presentations.  You do not have to be an instrument rated pilot to attend.  Membership in theEAA/IMC Club is encouraged but not required to participate in this meeting. For more information and to take part in this event, click the link below and register TODAY!

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

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Sep 22 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Advanced IFR Tips"

Topic: Tips to make flying single pilot IFR easier and safer.

On Friday, September 22, 2017 at 13:30 Central Daylight Time

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 W Waterman St, Wichita, KS 67202

Select Number: SW1977987

Description:  A must attend class for anyone who is learning, flies, or teaches IFR.  You will learn 10 real world IFR flying tips that reduce workload and make it much safer and easier.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: NONE

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   

 

Sep 27 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Beyond the Weather Brief - Quick Steps to Improving Weather Certainty"

Topic: Using weather detection tools to improve certainty and safety in your briefing.

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 21:00 Pacific Daylight Time (22:00 MDT, 23:00 CDT, 00:00 EDT, 18:00 HST, 20:00 AKDT, 21:00 Arizona, 04:00 GMT)

Select Number: WP0178350

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 numerous products disagree. Which one is right?  There's a few forecasts for Gusts to 40 knots, but no AIRMET or CWA. How do you validate that?

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:

  • Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
  • Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Sep 29 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"NMPA Mountain Flying Clinic (Ground School)"

Topic: Mountain Flying

On Friday, September 29, 2017 at 09:00 Mountain Daylight Time

Location:  NM ANG Aviation Center, Huey Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Select Number: SW0178355

Description: This annual 11+ hour clinic provides detailed information necessary to plan and safely execute a flight into mountainous terrain. The course requires the attendees to complete 2+ hours of preparation and study prior to attending the 9 hours of classroom work. The topics to be covered include, flight planning and route selection, mountain airstrip operations, mountain weather, risk management, aeromedical factors, survival planning and techniques, and mountain communications. This clinic qualifies for the ground portion of flight review requirements of 14 CFR 61.56.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAA Safety Team

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 1 - 1 Credit
  • Basic Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit
  • Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
  • Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit
  • Advanced Knowledge 2 - 2 Credits
  • Master Knowledge 2 - 2 Credits
  • Master Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Oct 4 

 

"Fly by Night"

Topic: AOPA Air Safety Institute Free Seminar - Fly by Night.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time

Location: Addison Conf. & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Select Number: NR0378061

Description: Fly by Night

Especially in light aircraft, flying after dark comes with real trade-offs. Smooth air, better performance, and stunning views are great - but they're offset by trickier landings, invisible terrain, and limited emergency options. So what's the key to staying safe after sundown? 

ASI's new seminar looks at night flying from a risk management perspective. Using decades of accident data, we identify common problems and recommend the best ways to avoid them. Along the way, we talk about:

  • Requirements for pilots and aircraft
  • Unique flight planning considerations
  • Why all nights are not created equal
  • Things that can take you by surprise

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: AOPA Air Safety Institute

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 

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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