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: Notification Board InstalledOn Sunday February 7, 2016 Jim Keil installed the new notification boards he designed and built. These boards, built in 3 sections, are made of rot resistant materials so should last many years. Thank you Jim – they look great. Helping Jim to deconstruct the old notification boards and install the new ones were Erik Barnett, Jerry Gaidosik and Jonathan Gulick. Click on the post to see photos.
New: Start-up Area Safety Fencing – 7 Feb 2016The safety fencing on the south start-up area expansion was installed this weekend by Greg Yancy, John Falkenbury, Corey Johnson, Kevin Peevy and Jimmy “Two Rags”. Thank you – it looks great. Click on this post to see two photos of the fencing (missing is Kevin Peevy).
New – “Tips” & “Tricks”A new feature has been added to the Member Documents section of the website called: “Tips” & “Tricks”. Here, members can post useful tips & tricks they have learned and want to share with other members. Two photos can be included with each post. Check it out, some “Tips” & “Tricks” have already been posted. As a precaution, all posts are first vetted by the BCF Secretary before they are published.
Challenger – 30th AnniversaryMembers of the Bayou City Flyers RC club acknowledge and remember the 30th anniversary of the loss of the NASA Shuttle “Challenger” (STS-51-L) commanded by Francis R. (Dick) Scobee and crew: Pilot Michael J. Smith, Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair and Payload Specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Sharon Christa McAuliffe on January 28, 1986. A member of the Bayou City Flyers recalls attending the ceremony where Mrs. Francis R. (Dick) Scobee dedicated the model flying complex (which we call home) on August 16, 1986 to her husband to what is now known as Dick Continue Reading...
Slot for Dropping Your 2016 Applications and DuesClub Treasurer, Dick Pursley, has created a slot in the top right (you have to be very tall to see it) of the tall locked gray cabinet in the center back of the clubhouse for members to put their 2016 renewal applications and dues. The applications and dues will drop into a cardboard box which Dick will check and record. Thanks, Dick.
Cleanout of Concession Area StorageClub members Cory Johnson, John Falkenbury, Jerry Gaidosik and Jonathan Gulick took advantage of the cold but sunny weather on Saturday January 23rd to cleanout the storage rooms we have access to in the restroom / concession building. Three pickup truck loads of material were removed and taken to the dump. Next to do is pressure wash the walls and floors and improve the sealing on the bottom of a door and on the bottom of two roll up/down doors to prevent critters and insects entering the spaces. Thanks Corey, John, Jerry and Jonathan.
New – February 2016 Club MeetingThe next meeting is Saturday, March 5th 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 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.
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 January: Be careful when connecting batteries (avoid crossed wires) on electric powered Continue Reading...