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At our January Meeting

Saturday, Jan 10, at our club meeting, the results of an effort by the TFC board to make updates/changes to the club  regulations, by-laws, and financial agreements to keep up with the  times, was discussed

Also we were really happy to welcome back Dale Walker, Lead Operations Supervisor of Lockheed Martin Flight Services in Fort Worth

Dale has been a pilot for 35 years and has a passion for aviation safety and serving the aviation community.  His team has enhanced their "Pilot  Portal" with new briefing and flight planning capabilities. If you have  filled out a pilot profile with LMFS, they'll know you by name when you  call. And now you can plan a flight and work with a briefer and view the same data they have available for planning your route. It's all about  options and giving you what you need to plan a safe flight and make  better decisions.

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December Club Meeting
Voting Results

The following positions have been filled.  If anyone wants to consider running for the Open Position, let any officer know.

  • President: Open
  • Membership VP: Robert McLeod
  • Cross Country Maintenance: Hank Eilts
  • Controller: Michael Hallic (voted on 2/14/2015)
  • Communications Officer: Charles Galles

As you can see we have one spot that still needs to be filled so please consider whether you can help outand help keep the club running smoothly. Position  descriptions are on the website at http://tfcschedule.org/BoD_Duties.pdf. If you're interested in running, just come to the meeting or let us  know. Or if you would like to ask any questions, please contact me. Note that only members in good standing are eligible to hold these  positions.

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Newsletter

The March Newsletter is ready for viewing. This edition contains some stories about the club activities toward the end of 2014. A summary of Dale Walker’s most-excellent presentation on the Lockheed Martin Flight Services portal.

Don’t forget that our lockbox has changed to a combination lock. You will find the combination on the member page of the website after you log in. Note that you will only see the combination if your account is current and has the right permissions, let us know if you have any trouble finding it.

 A How-To Video for C150 Drivers

C150GustLockSFar to many times, the rudders have been found flapping in the wind because the gust locks have slipped off the rudder pedals.  For these gust locks to be effective, they must be placed on the rudder pedals and on the yoke with the pin in place and then pulled tight and I mean tight.  This is difficult if you only have two hands.  A Video has been produced that shows how tightening the gust lock can be done easily before the pilot exits the airplane.  Give it a try and save the airplane from trauma.  wmv      mov

 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
 

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To BFR or WINGS?

What is it and why?    more......

Wings Manual

Check out this manual for the Wings Program. 

WINGS is the preferred way to complete the requirements of the BFR and is urged by the Chief Flight Instructor of the Texins Flying Club .

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a_TSALogoThe 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. Read the entire text of this message at this link.

It Is That Time Of year

This interesting picture was sent in by our cross-country maintenance officer, Hank Eilts. Be aware that Spring is an active time for wasps and other critters to build nests and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Watch where you put your hands and try to chase the critters out of the airplane before you takeoff!

Two Things

1) Please remember to fill out your updated membership paperwork and financial agreement. We would like to have them all in this month.

2) The board has approved a change in the cost of instruction from our club CFI's. The new rate will be $40 per hour effective May 1, 2015 (that's a $5 per hour increase).  It has been a while since the instructor rate was increased and many flight schools charge higher rates. Our club instructors teach flying because they enjoy passing on this unique skill, but the cost of CFI refresher courses and traveling back and forth to the airport does add up. If you compare rates at other training schools and flight academies, we think you'll still find that our instructors are the most experienced and most affordable around. We wanted to let everyone know about this change a few weeks ahead of the date so that you could plan accordingly.



Learn To Fly

 Wet Rates and Reimbursements

Schedule a Discovery Flight!

TFC provides "discovery" flights to anyone interested in flying. View a minute-by-minute description of a satisfied customer. For only $89.00 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

N6368K

C-150  1975 Commuter

100.80

 

N7929U

C-150  1976 Commuter

100.80

 

N737TY

C-172N  1978 Skyhawk

123.19

 

N733NB

C-172N-180  1977 SuprHawk

123.19

 

N7508J

PA28-180R  1968 PiperArrow

160.24

 

 

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

$4.73 / gallon

effective as of
3/1/2015 

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 Performing Arts Center (in the Square) 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

Directions  to
McKinney Performing Arts Center

Welcome Newest Members!

Karen Kaiser

Todd Payne

  

Member News & Notes:

Congratulations

Name

Event

Date

Instructor

Brent Snyder
Russell Cozart
Alicia Whiteis
Andrew Whiteis
Jimmy Jose
Jeffrey Thomas
Zane Conkle
PK Sharma
Ronny Guerrero
Taylor Lasecki
John Vandeven
Scott Kirkland

Private Pilot
Private Pilot
First Solo
First Solo
CFII
Private Pilot
Private Pilot
1st Solo
Private Pilot
1st Solo
Private Pilot
Private Pilot

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09/06/14
09/08/14
10/22/14
1/16/15
02/07/15
02/10/15
04/22/15
04/22/15

Richard Klein
Richard Graham
Gerhard Deffner
Gerhard Deffner
Dinu Catona
Mike Baulch
Larry Eckhart
Richard Klein
Richard Klein
Dick Stephens
Hank Eilts
Bob Niedwiecki

 Upcoming Events

Date

Planned Programs

 

 

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New Features on FAASafety.gov
Notice Number: NOTC4503

We are starting the new year with some nifty new features and  improvements on FAASafety.gov. They will be available on Thursday,  January 3, 2013.

More information is available in this descriptive document: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2013/Jan/Auto_Register_and_Upgrades.pdf

One new feature is for non-registered users who  attend safety seminars. If they do not have an account on FAASafety.gov, this new feature allows them to request that we create an account for  them. We call it the "Auto Register" feature. After the account is  created, the new user will receive an automated email with their log in  information.

Also included in this release are a few other upgrades or improvements.

  • Security Questions are now fully implemented; if  you forget your email address or password, you can now log in using your name, certificate number, and security question answer (but only if  your security questions are already set up!)
  • You can search for an upcoming seminar by ZIP Code on the Home Page
  • The Log In area is enlarged, making it easier to use
  • The Email Address, Password, and Security Question page is easier to use
  • We added additional explanatory text on many pages
  • The new 2013 Core Course (Human Factors Primer for Aviation Mechanics, ALC-258) for the AMT Awards Program is available
  • Some browser problems with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari are fixed

Review all the upgrades in the document above, and then go to http://www.faasafety.gov/ for a rich experience with aviation safety resources!

Any questions or comments can be addressed to Support@FAASafety.gov.

 

 

 

TFC Base:  Collin County Regional Airport

Radio Frequencies:

  • Tower: 118.825
  • Ground: 121.875
  • Clearance Delivery (when ATCT closed): 121.35 ASOS: 119.925 (telephone  972-548-8525)
  • Unicom: 122.95
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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 FLUET)
  • VOR w/DME 116.2 (CVE)
  • NDB (COM) 421 (EF)
  • RTR-O (only after hours): 121.35 (delete) Outer Marker: 421
  • VASI: RWY 36
  • PAPI: RWY 18
  • MALSR: RWY 18


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