New Rental Rates – 5/1/13

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Latest News | 0 comments

Beginning May 1, 2013 we will have new rental fleet pricing. Please review our Equipment and Rates page for more information.

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Fly Your Friends

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

Fly Your Friends

Today was a great day to fly!  Several of our customers and students were able to bring along their colleagues and friends to fly with them today.  The weather was great and winds were good. Early this morning our friend Derrick brought his colleague and his son out for an early morning flight around Fort Worth.  All of the kids enjoyed the trip, little kids as well as the big kids.    Derrick and his family fly with us quite often and we enjoy the opportunities to get to spend time with them. Later in the day one of our students, Merrick, brought some friends to the school to ride...

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LiveATC Audio for Spinks

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

LiveATC Audio for Spinks

Many of you are already aware of the site LiveATC.net.  This site allows anyone with a computer (or smartphone) to listen to local air traffic in thousands of different cities around the globe.  Fort Worth Spinks Airport (KFWS) has a feeder link to LiveATC and provides 24/7 audio so that you may listen at any time.  If you’re like us, we love to hear other pilots navigating our airspace.  If you’re a student, what better way to learn the lingo?! Visit the Fort Worth Spinks Airport feeder link on the LiveATC.net site at http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=kfws or grab your...

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They Just Don’t Get Better Than This

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

They Just Don’t Get Better Than This

Without a doubt, today was one of those all too rare days.  Little to no wind, not a cloud in the sky, high temps in the low 70′s and many students and renters clamoring for the airplanes.  It looks as though this weekend will be pretty busy for the instructors and students here at Spinks Flight Center. One of our new pilots, Darin Dougherty, hoped to be able to fly N21706 south to Gillespie County Regional (T82) in Fredericksburg, TX today, but the early morning lingering fog in that area kept him and his friends and family from headed that way.  Instead, Darin was ready with...

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Solo Congratulations Gary Linville!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

Solo Congratulations Gary Linville!

Spinks Flight Center is proud to congratulate Gary Linville on his successful first solo.  We’re proud to have Gary as a student and continue to wish him well in his training. Gary was tossed a curve ball by the tower controllers due to spacing for an Eclipse jet on final.  On Gary’s last pattern, just prior to his base leg, he was told to perform a left 360 to give room to the jet.  Gary performed both the turn and the radio calls flawlessly.  Way to go, Gary!

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Welcome To Our New Site

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

Welcome To Our New Site

In early 2012, Spinks Flight Center determined that we should move in a different direction with regard to our online presence.  We’ve published our new web site, set up our Facebook account (Spinks Flight Center) and created a Twitter account (@SpinksFlightCtr) to help our students and instructors stay informed, provide our alumni with up-to-date general aviation news, and to educate the community on what we have to offer. Utilizing the social networking aspect of the web, we will be able to provide updates on policies, advertised specials and school information at a moments notice. ...

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Solo Congratulations Scott Loss!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

Solo Congratulations Scott Loss!

Spinks Flight Center is proud to congratulate Scott Loss on his successful first solo.  We’re proud to have Scott as a student and continue to wish him well in his training.  Way to go, Scott!

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Retractable Special Through End of Year

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

Retractable Special Through End of Year

Normally, $156/hour wet, our Cessna Cutlass 172RG retractable, N284AR, is now $120/hour WET through the end of the year! If it’s time for you to learn to fly a retractable gear aircraft or seek out that COMPLEX endorsement, now is the time.

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Solo Congratulations Chris McCrory!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Latest News | Comments Off

Solo Congratulations Chris McCrory!

Spinks Flight Center congratulates Chris McCrory on a successful first solo.  Chris performed extraordinarily well and we wish him continued success throughout his training.

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