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).
High Water has Closed Dick Scobee Memorial AirfieldsHigh water in George Bush Park has flooded access to the park and the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields which includes the Bayou City Flyers home field. Recent overflights have shown the runway and helicopter / multi-rotor flight areas covered by water which includes the pits and covered make-ready area. It is also believed the BCF clubhouse is partially flooded. A check of the Harris County Precinct Three road closure information at 8.15pm 25 April 2016 notes the following closures within the George Bush Park: Westheimer Parkway between Fry Road and F.M. 1093 South Barker Cypress between F.M. 1093 and Westheimer 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)
New – May 2016 Club MeetingThe next meeting is Saturday, May 14th at 10am at the clubhouse. Please sign-in when you arrive. New members are encouraged to attend and introduce yourselves to the rest of the gang. Also if you have recently received your AMA membership number please convey it to our Secretary. A highlight of the meeting is the “Plane of the Month” which has two categories: Kit / Scratch and ARF. All entries must have completed at least one successful flight (which includes a successful landing…). Entrants must be able to withstand withering questions asked by attending membership before votes are cast. Burgers will Continue Reading...
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.