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What do you See

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How thorough was your walk-around the last time you flew N7929U or any airplane for that matter?  The break, seen in the top center portion of the above picture, is part of the motor mount.  There is another one on the left that is out of sight in this picture. By the looks of the break, the tubing had been cracked for some time before it finally failed completely.  Thanks to Dinu Catona, it was discovered before anything bad happened to the aircraft.

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.




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!

Kevin Auldridge

Luke Carson

Chris Dennis

Brian Langford

Adam Smalley

Bill Trescot

Peter Yan

  

Member News & Notes:

Congratulations

Name

Event

Date

Instructor

Glenn Gifford
Nicholas Mulden
Ben Johnston
Brent Snyder
Russell Cozart
Alicia Whiteis
Andrew Whiteis
Jimmy Jose
Jeffrey Thomas
Zane Conkle
PK Sharma
Ronny Guerrero
Taylor Lasecki

Instrument
Commercial
Private Pilot
Private Pilot
Private Pilot
First Solo
First Solo
CFII
Private Pilot
Private Pilot
1st Solo
Private Pilot
1st Solo

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

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

 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.

 

Mar 20

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"FREE WEBINAR - 10 Ways Your iPad Can Cause An Accident or FAA Violation"
Topic:
Your iPad can make you safer but also lead to problems. Learn How to Avoid the 10 Big Ones!
On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 18:00
Location: ONLINE ONLY - WEBINAR, 2801 E Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90806

Select Number: WP0561274

Description: This is a FREE must-attend webinar for anyone who uses iPad, Android, and  Handheld GPS. With the increase in popularity, a huge increase in FAA  violations and pilot mistakes has happened as well. Come learn 10 simple steps to protect yourself and your pilot certificate.

Your speaker, Gary Reeves, is one of only a few Master Instructors in  California and is  the 2014 Flight Instructor and FAAST Member of the  Year for the Long Beach FSDO.  As an ATP with over 5500 hours he is an  expert on ForeFlight and iPad use.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: FAA Safety Team

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

 

Mar 21

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"Virtual National Aviation Safety Stand Down"
Topic:
A Wide Range of Safety Insights from Top Presenters
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 09:30
Location:
Advocates for Aviation Safety Foundation, Inc., 824 Hamlin Parma Townline Road, Hilton, NY 14468

Select Number: EA2360168

Description: A safety stand down is an event at which pilots gather to learn new  information, refresh already learned information, and to engage in  discussion with safety experts and fellow pilots.


This live webinar format event is presented by the  Advocates for Aviation Safety Foundation, Inc. and features three main  live presentations from experts in their fields. A live discussion will  take place following each presentation and attendees will be able to ask questions and make comments. Please click on the link below to view all of the details and register today!

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: The FAA Safety Team

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 1 - 1 Credit
Basic Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

 

Mar 25

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"Communicating on Cue: ATC Communications - What to say, who to say it to, and when to say it."
Topic:
ATC Communications in All Kinds of Airspace - What to say, who to say it to, and when to say it.
On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 18:00
Location: TCC, Northwest Campus, Alliance Airport,
               2301 Horizon Drive, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Select Number: SW1960666

Description: How you "sound" on the radio can make a big difference in the service  and support you get from ATC. Become a GREAT COMMUNICATOR. Learn the  proper and effective way to communicate when flying. We'll go over not  only the basics, but also some very "in" things to say on the radio that can set you apart as a more competent pilot. Airborne communications is not something to be feared and shunned; it is a capability that should, and CAN, be mastered by all pilots.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: North Texas FSDO (SW19) FAASTeam

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:  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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