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).
Club House Restoration StatusPost – Harvey restoration work is progressing on the Bayou City Flyers Club House. As of Saturday morning March 3rd the under floor vapor barrier and insulation had been removed and the underside of the club house sealed, sealant had been applied to the roof to ideally stop the leaks, additional wood framing installed around the door and windows, and T-111 wood paneling had been installed and primed on the interior walls. Thank you to the small but dedicated group of club members that have completed this work.
Next Club Meeting – Saturday April 7, 2018 at HobbyTownThe next club meeting is Saturday April 7th at 10am and will be held in the conference room at HobbyTown Houston, located in the Village at West Oaks, 2392 South Texas 6, Houston, TX 77077 (northwest corner of Texas 6 and Westheimer). Our thanks to HobbyTown Houston for their gracious support. 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 Continue Reading...
Houston Area RC EventsThanks to BCF member Jeff Trotter, the Upcoming RC Events part of the homepage to the Bayou City Flyers website (look to the lower right) has been updated with 10 – 2018 events. If members know of other events, please send information about them to Jonathan Gulick, BCF Website Coordinator so it can be posted to the website.
Weather Content on the HomepageThe Weather section seen near the top right of the homepage has been updated. As the American Shooting Center weather station appears to be inactive, four (4) Weather Underground Personal Weather Stations (PWS) to the north, east, south and west of George Bush Park have been selected and posted to the homepage. These sites are available when accessing the BCFers website via iPhones or iPads, however, do not appear like they do on desktop PC’s. Several additional potentially useful weather websites are also posted in this section. Some BCF members had recommended posting a link to checkthesock.com as at onetime the “old” Bayou Continue Reading...
Thank you HobbyTownAs a result of “Harvey” flood damage to the Bayou City Flyers clubhouse, the HobbyTown 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 helpful staff.
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...