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).
FAA NOTAM / TFR – October 22, 2018An FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for Houston, TX and the surrounding areas for Monday, October 22 from 4:15 pm CDT to 8:30 pm CDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within a 30 nm radius (applicable to Scobee Field) for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. See the links Continue Reading...
Next Club Meeting – Saturday November 3, 2018The next club meeting is Saturday November 3rd 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...
Cubs & Cousins Fun Fly – October 20, 2018The Bayou City Flyers will be having a Cubs & Cousins Fun Fly on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the powered RC area of Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. Activities start at 9.00am till….. The event is free so bring the kids.
Bayou City Flyers Swap Meet – October 27, 2018Mark your Calendars! The 3rd BCF Swap Meet for 2018 is Saturday October 27th from 7am 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! …Click on the title to then access Swap Meet details…
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)
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)