Welcome to Bayou City Flyers
We are located in George Bush Park (west side of Houston, Texas), within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields area located on the northwest corner of Westheimer Parkway and South Barker Cypress Road at the end of Challenger Dr. For reference, our street address is 17260 Westheimer Parkway.
The Bayou City Flyers home field area includes a 630ft long x 80ft wide paved runway oriented 320 / 140 for fixed wing powered RC model aircraft and an adjacent area within the “fly zone” for RC helicopters and multirotor (drone) model aircraft.
All pilots must have a valid AMA membership to fly within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields and must display their membership card when within the flying areas. The Bayou City Flyers RC club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA Club 901).
Access – Dick Scobee Memorial AirfieldsMay 20, 2016 update: A drive-by of Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields at 4.40pm showed most of the area still covered by water. The runway appears above water, however, the gate from Westheimer providing access to Dick Scobee Drive was closed as the road is still covered by water. See photo of road by clicking on the title of this post then access: Dick Scobee Drive. May 15, 2016 update: A check of conditions on Sunday revealed the gate providing access to Dick Scobee Dr. (off Westheimer) is still closed. Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields is currently a giant shallow lake… George Continue Reading...
Safety – FAA sUAS RegistrationBy February 19, 2016, pilots with powered radio controlled models that intend to fly at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield must register with the FAA – Small Unmanned Aircraft System. This includes planes, helicopters and multi-rotor models. Unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) on takeoff, including everything that is on board or otherwise attached to the aircraft and operated outdoors in the national airspace system must register. Click on title of this posting to access the link to the FAA website. FAA – Small Unmanned Aircraft System Registration (sUAS)
Cancelled – May 14, 2016 Club MeetingThe Saturday May 14th club meeting is cancelled due to recent flooding of the clubhouse which we, as of May 10th, have been unable to access. Club leadership will meet in May. Check this website for updates.
Change of Member Telephone Number or Email AddressMembers are asked to advise Dick Pursley, BCF RC Club Treasurer, of changes to their email address or phone number. Dick maintains a roster of these details which he updates on a monthly basis and shares with Club officers. New for 2016 – please provide your FAA sUAS registration number to Dick so he can include this in his roster. Dick’s contact details can be found in the Members & Membership section of this website.