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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..... 

 

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.

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. 

The Latest News

Erik Johnston Spoke at our Sep 8 Meeting

Erik Johnston, local aviation photographer / videographer, has hundreds of videos on his YouTube channel. Check out a sample of Erik's work here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQn3YqOcZXQ

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 $110/hr (tach).

It's an Archer!

Texins Flying Club welcomes N4135W into the fleet. We have some squawks and instructor training to work on this next week, but the plane is here and will soon be available on the scheduler. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this happen.

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.

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 email address:  
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

110.00 

 

 N737TY

C-172N 1978 SuperHawk

125.00 

 

 N733NB

C172N-180 1977 SuprHawk

125.00 

 

 N7508J

PA28-R180 1968 PiperArrow

133.00 

 

 N3QZ

C-182P 1973 Skylane

155.00 

 

 N4135W

PA28-181 1999 Piper Archer III

135.00 

 

 

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

$5.29 / gallon

effective as of
6/1/2018 

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!

Alfredo Alvarez

Rebecca Brooks

David Dossey

Olan Hodges

Janette Mason

Jonathan Mason

Dillon Westrich

  

Member News & Notes

 Member    

 Date  

 Accomplishment

 Instructor  

Chester Jackson 10/20/2017 Instrument Airplane Hank Eilts
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 
 
 

 Upcoming Event(s)

  

 

Oct 17 

 Safer Skyes Through Education 

Turning Fledglings into Fliers - Three Challenges for Flight Instructors"

Topic: Discussion of CFI challenges: Managing Risk; Transferring  Knowledge; Determining Readiness to solo / take the practical test.

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)

Select Number: CE0385969

Description: In many ways, flight instruction is akin to compressed parenting: the instructor starts with complete responsibility for the very survival of another human being. The task is to transfer the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for the helpless human to understand, think independently, and make sound choices to navigate the complexities the real world serves up every day. The nature of that task makes flight instruction a risky business.

There are many ways to get hurt if you are not paying attention to the right thing at the right time, and the long-term stakes are high since the things you teach will affect how the trainee flies in the future. In this context, Paul Preidecker and Susan Parson discuss three specific challenges that flight instructors face and offer tips and techniques for meeting them successfully.

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 1 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page 

 

Oct 24 

 Safer Skyes Through Education  

"Six Steps to the Perfect Preflight Brief"
Topic: How to Conduct a Safe, Thorough Preflight Brief in About 5-10 Minutes.
On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 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: WP0185850

Description: In this 60 minute webinar, Delia will show you her favorite sites and tools for conducting a SAFE preflight briefing;

  • Learn the 6 elements you MUST CHECK in any brief
  • How to significantly reduce the mountain of needless data
  • Using the new graphical forecast for aviation
  • When severe weather doesn't qualify as an adverse condition

Plus we'll walk through a standard weather brief, followed by Q&A

Click here to register today

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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