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).
New – Expansion of Start-up Area (Concrete Pour)Concrete was poured on Monday November 23, 2015. Thanks to all who showed up to help complete this phase of the work. Next steps include removal of the forms, installation of fencing on the south side expansion and leveling of the access way to the runway which will be executed in two stages to minimize disruptions to flight operations. Hover your cursor over the title and click then click here to open and see four pictures of the new concrete.
New – Members Standing for Office in 2016BCF members are directed to go to the Member Documents section of this website to find information about members standing for office in 2016. Please access this information prior to casting your votes in the December 5th meeting.
Proposed Notice BoardClub member Jim Keil has developed a proposed design for a new weather resistant (rot proof) notice board. A Rev. 3 version of the design can be accessed in the Member Documents section of this website within the Projects list. Please have a look and if you’d like to offer constructive feedback to Jim please do so. Thank you, Jim.
RealFlight Simulation of Dick Scobee AirfieldClub Member Don Adams has created files which “model” the runway and surrounding areas at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield in RealFlight. The airfield is rendered in sufficient detail such that it results in a great way to practice your skills prior to flying at the field. Go to the Member Documents section of the website to access information about the files and computer performance requirements. If your PC or laptop meets the minimum requirements then download the zipped files. Don has also upgraded the Clubhouse PC and has installed the Dick Scobee Field on it. Enjoy! Thank you Don!
Change of Member Telephone Number or Email AddressMembers are asked to advise Jonathan Gulick, BCF RC Club Secretary, of changes to their email address or phone number. Jonathan maintains a roster of these details which he updates on a monthly basis and shares with Club officers.
December 2015 Club MeetingThe next meeting is Saturday, December 5th at 11am sharp at Rudy’s – 21799 Katy Freeway (south side of I-10 between Mason and Westgreen Blvd). Please sign-in when you arrive. Elections will be held for 2016 club officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary). Food will be served around noon. Bayou City Flyers can bring their spouse, fiancée or girlfriend and any immediate family members who also belong to the AMA and Club. Other family members can attend if you wish to pay for their meals & drinks. New members are encouraged to attend and introduce yourselves to the Continue Reading...
2016 Membership ApplicationBayou City Flyers RC club members can access the 2016 Membership Application to renew their membership via the Member Documents page.
Pro-rated Membership Dues for 2015If members accept a 2015 membership application with the intention of passing it on to a Club Officer, be advised dues for people joining the Bayou City Flyers in 2015 will be (by month application is accepted): $30 October; $20 November; $10 December.
SafetyMembers of the Bayou City Flyers RC club are obligated to enforce safety at our home field within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields area. We ask all pilots to read and honor the rules posted within this website and at the field. Regarding safety, if you do not know, ask. All members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) are asked to display their valid membership card when at the field. Please be respectful and courteous when giving or receiving feedback about safety to/by others. Safety points for November – Electric Powered Models: Use a safety plug to de-energize the Continue Reading...