December club meeting Notes
We had a nice meeting on Dec 8 with a lot of new members present. If you were unable to attend here is a link to the presentation and results of the officer elections. December presentation
Cold Weather Notice
Winter is making an early appearance. 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.
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
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@example.com