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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.

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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. 


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:

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)



C-150  1975 Commuter




C-150  1976 Commuter




C-172N  1978 Skyhawk




C172N-180  1977 SuprHawk




C172N-180  1978 Skyhawk




C-182P  1973 Skylane




PA28-R180  1968 PiperArrow




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.

Reimbursement Rate

$4.75 / gallon

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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!

Allie Dyer

Peter Essex III

Jason Christopher Jarc

Barbara McLeod

Randy Rosales

Brian Smith

Sai Krishna Vogirala


Member News & Notes





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 

 Upcoming Event(s)



Aug 14 

 Safer Skyes Through Education   

"Safe Self-Briefing Tips and Tricks"
Topic: Tricks, tips and best sites for conducting a safe self briefing.
On Monday, August 14, 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: WP0177595

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


Aug 19 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Flying Blind"
Topic: You May Have Perfect 20/20 Vision...But What Do You Really See?

On Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 09:00 Central Daylight Time
Location: Airbus Helicopters, Inc., 2701 North Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Select Number: SW1977661

Description: An exploration of the human brain (hardware) and human mind (software) as they relate to our visual system. Too often we "look" but do not "see" . Such errors may be a function of our "hardware" and/or our "software". In all cases, this blindness must be understood so that we may incorporate techniques to improve our visual performance.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam North Texas 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:

  • Advanced Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit
  • Basic Knowledge 1 - 1/2 Credit
  • AMT: 1.00

Click here to view the WINGS help page 


Aug 23 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program Explained"
Topic: WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 18:30 Central Daylight Time (16:30 PDT, 17:30 MDT, 19:30 EDT, 13:30 HST, 15:30 AKDT, 16:30 Arizona, 23:30 GMT

Select Number:  SW1177705

Description: This webinar will cover how to manage your WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program, how to locate courses, see your credits, and much more. Join us in learning about the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.

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

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
  • Unicom: 122.95


Approach and Navigation Facilities:

  • Regional Approach: 124.3
  • Fort Worth FSS (FTW) 1-800-WX-Brief
  • 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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