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 – Saturday October 6, 2018The next club meeting is Saturday October 6th at 10am and will be held in the BCF clubhouse at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. Club members thank HobbyTown Houston for allowing us to use their meeting room from October 2017 through to April 2018 during our post-Harvey recovery and clubhouse restoration. Click below on “Continue Reading…” for a link to access the HobbyTown Houston website. 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 Continue Reading...
BCF Warbird Event Photos – July 20 & 21, 2018The Bayou City Flyers had a great turn-out for its 2nd annual Warbird Event at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield on Friday & Saturday July 20th & 21st, 2018. To see 144 photos from the event, scroll up to the selection banner then click on Media then Photos then select Bayou City Flyers – Warbird Event (July 20th & 21st, 2018)
Harvey Flood – Water Level at ClubhouseA four page annotated picture document has been posted to the Member Documents section of this website which illustrates how high water rose at and in the clubhouse during Harvey. Members will need to login to this section to access the information which is located below the previously posted Tax Day flood information. Let’s hope we do not have to periodically add information to this part of the website. Thanks to those club members that contributed money and time to restore the clubhouse.
Access to AMA Sanctioned EventsFor a list of sanctioned AMA events, click on the title of this post for a Link to AMA Sanctioned Events and enter the requested information.
Search & Rescue – A Successful OutcomeBCF member, Jeff Trotter, lost a plane north of the field on June 10, 2018 so he contacted BCF member John Haskell who has a drone with camera and GPS which he has set-up to fly a grid pattern north or east of the powered RC area of Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields to search for lost RC aircraft. John was successful in locating Jeff’s plane on June 11, 2018 and Jeff was able to recover it that same day. See the attached story with photos (click on the title of this post to access it) to read about the details Continue Reading...
Thank you HobbyTown HoustonAs a result of “Harvey” flood damage to the Bayou City Flyers clubhouse, the HobbyTown Houston store located in the Village at West Oaks, 2392 South Texas 6, Houston, TX 77077 (northwest corner of Texas 6 and Westheimer) has kindly offered the club use of their conference room for our monthly meetings. Thank you HobbyTown – a large store with huge inventory and very helpful staff. Please endeavor to visit this store and spend your hobby $$$.
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...