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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..... 

 

Rainbow
A Rainbow at KTKI the evening of October 7, 2018.  A dark wall of rain came from the South with a furry, shaking everything in it's path and in less than 10 minutes the winds were calm and this beautiful rainbow appeared.  For a moment, all seems right with the world. 

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

Cold Weather Notice 

Winter is here. Please

Starting a cold-soaked engine (starting below 32F) progressively increases wear that could add hundreds of hours of wear to the cylinders.  Below 20F, preheat is needed. The different metals in the engine contract differently at these low temeratures, leading to increased wear. Utilyzing Multi-Viscosity oils such as 20W50 we use in our aircraft, reduces cold weather wearing significantly. Remember, overpriming can lead to a hazardous condition that can cause an engine fire. Under priming will cause the engine to not start.  Some expermentation is required.  Don't run the starter more than 10 seconds without a 30 second pause.  Properly primed, it should start quickly.

Club Picnic 

 

A big thank you to our catering team from the Young Chefs Academy at the picnic in November. These kids put in some hard work and made some great aviation themed treats. They also cooked and served the food. It was a bit cold but it looks like everyone enjoyed the event. Thanks for coming out - we hope you enjoyed seeing the airport and the planes!

N6833C (PA28-180) is ONLINE

A Checkout is required with an Instructor for everyone to familiarize themselves with the differences between the C172's and the other Pipers we have.  It has a great Useful Load!!  Some spectacular upgrades are planned for early December.  

 

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 $108/hr (tach).

It's an Archer!

The Texins Flying Club welcomes N4135W into the fleet. 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.

Aspen EFD 1000 Video:  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: fuel@texinsflyingclub.org 

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
(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 C150

108.00 

 

 N6833C

PA28-180 Cherokee PA28-180C

128.00 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

128.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

128.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

135.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

165.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

138.00 

 

 

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

$4.99 / gallon

effective as of
1/1/2019 

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!

Heinrich Adriaanse

Heather Astuto

Brian Atchley

James Burnett

Manolo Centeno

John Cerney

Blake Cerney

Russell Chapman

Sam Combs

Roger Fraley

Ethan Hambek

Tony Hernandez

Aaron Johnson

Nagasundaram Krishnamoorthy

Phillip Lunsford

Harry Marbun

Clint Miller

Fawad Noory

Jerome Schnedorf

Scott Shaw

Jason Stafford

Steven Weinstein

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

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 
Edwin Olds 8/22/2018 Private Graham/Deffner
Kevin Zimmer 9/8/2018 Private  Larry Eckhardt 
Mike Kemper  10/26/2018  Private  Eilts & Lasecki 
Juanita Attaway  11/20/2018  1st Solo  Gerhard Deffner 
Jason Fischer 12/16/2018 Private Pilot Bob Niedwiecki
Cole Schmitt  12/22/2018  1st Solo  Rich Graham
Marcelo Silva  01/09/2019  Private Hank Eilts 
Randy Gann 01/24/2019  1st Solo Rich Graham 
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Feb 25 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"General Aviation Awards - 2018 National Honorees Safety Tips"

Topic: During this program you will meet the 2018 National Award Honorees and hear about their Top Safety Tips!

On Monday, February 25, 2019 at 20:00 Central Standard Time (18:00 PST, 19:00 MST, 21:00 EST, 16:00 HST, 17:00 AKST, 19:00 Arizona, 02:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: CE0389129

Description:   ABOUT GENERAL AVIATION AWARDS

During this LIVE presenation you will meet each of the 2018 National Honorees, hear about their contributions to our industry, and learn about their top safety recommendations.

The mission of the General Aviation Awards (GAA) program is to recognize individual aviation professionals on the local, regional, and national levels for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety.  The program is a cooperative effort between more than a dozen general aviation industry sponsors and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  To learn more about GAA via our website link - http://www.generalaviationawards.com

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
  • AMT: 1.00

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Mar 5 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Helicopter Ditching and Egress- Evaluate/Prepare/Perform"

Topic: 1-Hour Session on Ditching and Egress Offered at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 09:15 Eastern Standard Time

Location:  Georgia World Congress Center, 
                   285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Select Number: EA2786262

Description: By the end of this session, attendees will understand the critical questions in evaluating over-water risk. They will be able to identify pre-ditching procedures and the steps for underwater egress and water survival.

This course is offered at the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge at HELI-EXPO 2019. These sessions are FREE to all HELI-EXPO 2019 registered attendees and exhibitors.

Attend at least six Rotor Safety Challenge sessions at HELI-EXPO 2019 and receive a certificate of recognition for completing the 2019 HAI Rotor Safety Challenge.

Take the Safety Challenge in three simple steps:

1. Select safety sessions to attend from the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge Schedule. To see the full Safety Challenge schedule, visit http://www.rotor.com/takethechallenge.

2. At the conclusion of each session, receive an official token from the room monitor or presenter.

3. Once you have earned at least six tokens, drop by the HAI Safety Committee Booth on the show floor, turn in your chips to a committee member, and immediately receive a certificate of recognition.

For more information and questions contact HAI at (703) 302-1609, education@rotor.com, or visit: http://www.rotor.com/takethechallenge.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

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 

 

Mar 5 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

"Safety- Neither a Goal nor a Priority"

Topic: 1 Hour Session on Safety

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 13:15 Eastern Standard Time

Location: Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW. Atlanta, GA 30313

Select Number: EA2787609

Description:  Situations, organizational needs and consequently priorities, change in line with the prevailing business environment. Thus, safety needs are not to be considered as mere priorities or goals which change, but as innate/integral cultures, without which we are unable to operate – an integral part of the operational process. Maintaining an effective safety tenet is therefore the responsibility of all levels of organizational authority, in all directions of the local hierarchy flow. The session would establish a pragmatic understanding of how to develop the culture appropriate to individual organizational needs.

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

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

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 

 

Mar 6 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"LOBOLive! Low and Fast - Is It Safe and Is It Legal?"

Topic: During this program we will review and discuss regulations and safety related to flying low and fast

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: CE0389030

Description: This course, "Low and Fast: Is it Safe and Is it Legal?", discusses the hazards, risks and consequences of intentional low altitude flight for thrill purposes.

The presenter is a former Navy A-6 intruder bombardier/ navigator who flew low and fast legally for a living. Often called "buzzing", many pilots and passengers have perished through the years participating in this aeronautical activity.

The course also describes the FAA regulations found in 14 CFR Part 91 concerning TFRs, altitude, flight, aerobatic flight and airspeed limitations and legal ramifications of intentional low altitude flight for thrill purposes.

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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