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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. 


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.

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  

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.

N6833C (PA28-180) is ONLINE

A new radio stack has been installed.   Below is a look at the new stack.


New Panel

N6833C New Panel


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

Archer N4135W

33C has a completely new Avidyne stack
Including AMX 240 Audio Panel, IFD-440 GPS, and AXP 340 Transponder (ADBS-In/Out). 

Here are some useful resources:

- Avidyne IFD440 Features Playlist:
  https://www.youtube.com/playlist…No photo description available.

- Avidyne Intro (Gary Reeves): 

- Avidyne IFD 100 App: 

- Avidyne Manuals:


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

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)



C-150F 1965 C150




PA28-180 Cherokee PA28-180C




C-172N 1978 SuperHawk




C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk




PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow




C-182P 1973 Skylane




PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III




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

$4.99 / gallon

effective as of

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!

Heather Astuto

John Cerney

Blake Cerney

Royale Jackson

Phillip Lunsford

Harry Marbun

Clint Miller

Jason Stafford

David Stroup


Member News & Notes





Jamie Arispe 05/03/2018  Private Pilot  Richard Klein/Hank
Alex Brinson 05/29/2018 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 
Jamie Arispe  01/09/2019  ME Richard Klein 
Randy Gann 01/24/2019  1st Solo Rich Graham 
Shan Afzal 02/23/2019  Instrument  Richard Klein 
Jason Jarc 02/24/2019 Private  Richard Stephens 

 Upcoming Event(s)



Mar 22 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"NORAD Government Effort to Reduce TFR Violations - Recorded LIVE from AirVenture"

Topic: Government Effort to Reduce TFR Violations - Presented by NORAD

On Friday, March 22, 2019 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time (15:00 PDT, 16:00 MDT, 18:00 EDT, 12:00 HST, 14:00 AKDT, 15:00 Arizona, 22:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0391005

Description: This course presents NORAD's "government effort to reduce TFR violations aviation education and training program" which contains valuable information on TFRs, flight planning, intercept procedures with demonstration videos, and an outline of the information on the NORAD "3 Keys to Success" knee board card.  

This program was recorded live from the FAA Safety Center in Oshkosh Wisconsin during Oshkosh 2018

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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