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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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The Latest News

Instructional Video on using G430 / FlightStream with Foreflight

We have had a few bumps along the way in trying to get the iPad / Foreflight synchronization working with the Garmin 430 / FlightStream combination. 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.

 

Texins Flying Club Happy Hour - Nov 29, 6:30pm at Austin Avenue

 

 

         

IFD440

 The 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.

CFROM AOPA LIVE THIS WEEK

BasicMed resources

 

 

 

 
Latest Newsletter
 

  


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.....  

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

 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

140.00 

 

 

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

$4.95 / gallon

effective as of
10/1/2017 

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!

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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 
Chester Jackson 10/20/2017 Instrument Airplane Hank Eilts
       
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Nov 16 

 Safer Skyes Through Education

"Live Stream- Preventing Loss of Control Accidents with Patty Wagstaff and Rich Stowell"

Topic: Preventing Loss of Control; Patty Wagstaff and Rich Stowell

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 20:00 Eastern Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 19:00 CST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)
 

Select Number: EA2379300

Description:  Preventing Loss of Control; Patty Wagstaff and Rich Stowell

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:

  • Master Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Nov 16   

 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, November 16, 2017 at 19:00 Central Standard Time

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

Select Number: SW1978688

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 

   

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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