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).
Next Club Meeting – July 1, 2017The next meeting is Saturday July 1st 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. If you have recently received your AMA membership number and FAA sUAS registration please convey them to Jim Keil – Club Treasurer. A highlight of the monthly meeting is the “Plane of the Month” which has two categories: Kit / Scratch and ARF / BARF. All entries must have completed at least one successful flight (which includes a successful landing…) Entrants must be able to withstand the withering questions Continue Reading...
Swap Meet – July 15, 2017Mark your Calendars! The 2nd BCF Swap Meet for 2017 is July 15th from 8am till? and will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the clubhouse. There is no charge to set-up so bring your “treasures” which others must absolutely have for the right price. For those looking for a good deal, bring your $ and be prepared to negotiate “win-win” deals! Raffle tickets to be sold to win a Top Flite Giant P-51 and a Top Flite 60 size Corsair at the July 22nd BCF Warbird event. …Click on the title text to access Swap Meet details…
BCF Warbird Event – Saturday July 22, 2017Come out to Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield on Saturday July 22nd from 8 – to ? to see warbirds of all sizes and power. There will be pilot prizes, awards given and concessions. Pilots: $20 fee (includes lunch). Spectators free – bring the kids (must be supervised). Raffle: Top Flite Giant P-51 and a Top Flight 60 Size Corsair. Click on title of this post for details. Warbird Event
Safety – FAA sUAS RegistrationPilots 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)
Lost and Found RC ModelsBCF member John Haskell has explored the wild country north of the runway and located a number of models. He has written a short descriptive document, taken pictures of the models and posted their location on a map. This information is available to BCF members registered to access the Member Documents section of the website. If you have lost a model or know of a someone who has, check out this information. It is believed John will periodically update this information. If you find a lost model not currently identified, please contact the owner if so identified and contact John Continue Reading...