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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.

The FAA requires that all sUAS’s (multi-rotor ‘drone’, fixed wing aircraft or helicopter) have an FAA Registration number placed on an exterior surface of each airborne vehicle. This applies to commercially or recreationally flown sUAS’s. 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.  Recreationally flown vehicles should also have the ‘National Community Organization’ identification number on the aircraft in a location that can be located without the use of any tool. The AMA information can be on an internal or external surface of the plane. For Scobee field, this is the AMA number of the recreational pilot.

The Bayou City Flyers RC club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA Club 901).


Club News

  • CUBS & Cousins Fun Fly & STOL Event (OCT 5th)

    COME JOIN US OCTOBER 5th, 2019 Bayou City Flyers is hosting another great event – CUBS & Cousins Fun Fly & STOL Event.  Bring that Piper Cub, Carbon Cub, Super Cub or any “High Wing Cousin” and join us in a FUN FLY event featuring STOL (Short Takeoff & Landings) as well as other fun challenges. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!
  • GREAT 3rd Annual BCF Warbird Event: Hosted July 19 & 20th, 2019

    Bayou City Flyers hosted its 3rd Annual Warbird Event at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields in George Bush Park. We had a great turnout of pilots, volunteers, vendors and members of the public. The weather was good, typically hot, a little breezy but right down the runway most the time. Although we lost a few planes (RIP) and some dramatically, the flying was outstanding including the Gaggle!, Jets, TurboProp, Formation Flights, Scale and Aerobatics. Several vendors showed up to support the event and we thank them for their support along with sponsor Randy Hobbies and look forward to their continued support. Continue Reading...
  • Found Planes – July, 2019

    John Haskell’s “Search & Rescue” multi-rotor continues to locate radio controlled aircraft in the vicinity of Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields within George Bush Park. Four of the previously found planes have been claimed by the owners with this one remaining. Photos of the model a/c can be accessed by clicking on the title of this post. For an expanded view of the a/c, click on the photo of it. Contact BCF Club Secretary John Haskell if you know anything about ownership of the a/c by clicking on the Members & Membership page to this website then clicking on Contact Us Continue Reading...
  • Next Club Meeting – Saturday September 7, 2019 (10am)

    The next club meeting is Saturday September 7, 2019 at 10.00am and will be held 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 Max Burton – Club Treasurer. A highlight of the monthly meeting is the “Plane of the Month” which has three categories: Kit / Scratch builds, Jets (Turbine or EDF), and Redone/Mashed BARF which are redone/redesigned, or imagined creations. All entries must have completed at least Continue Reading...
  • How to Find a Plane in the Woods

    Bayou City Flyers RC club member and Club Secretary, John Haskell, has written an article which includes annotated photographs about using an Inspire 2 drone to locate RC aircraft lost in the woods north of the powered RC flying area at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. The article can be accessed by clicking on the title of this post then clicking on the “blue” text. How to find a plane in the woods
  • February 25, 2019: FAA sUAS Registration

    Effective Monday February 25, 2019, the FAA requires that all sUAS’s (multi-rotor ‘drone’, fixed wing aircraft or helicopter) have an FAA Registration number placed on an exterior surface of each airborne vehicle.  This applies to commercially or recreationally flown sUAS’s. Recreationally flown vehicles should also have the ‘National Community Organization’ identification number on the aircraft in a location that can be located without the use of any tool.  The AMA information can be on an internal or external surface of the plane.  For Scobee field, this is the AMA number of the recreational pilot. Please note that a fine to the Continue Reading...
  • BCF – 2019 Membership Application

    The 2019 Bayou City Flyers membership application is available to members and those wanting to join the Bayou City Flyers RC club. Click on the title to this post to access the two page document entitled: 2019 BCF Application There are several other ways to access the 2019 application within the Members and Membership page of this website.
  • Access to AMA Sanctioned Events

    For 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.
  • Lost and Found RC Models

    BCF 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...

Planes / Helicopters of the Month

Scratch, Plans, Kits, ARFs & ARCs

August 2019: Ron Mers brought his Hanger 9 P-47 with E-flite 90 motor powered by a 8 cell lipo, guided by Futaba radio. 64″ WS with retracts & flaps weighing in @ 12lbs.  Ron said its nice flyer, took some adjustments though.

 

NOTE: Ron said new covering is a stick-on and any solvent will take the paint off. Also, it is NOT HEAT SHRINKABLE! Repair covering is sold separately.

JETS – Turbine / EDF

July 2019: We’ve added a new category for members who build / fly Turbine or Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) jets. So you guys bring your ‘fast movers’ out to next club meeting.

BARF – Bashed / Redesigned

July 2019 (No August Entry): Mike Kettel comes in again with his Jurrassic (sp?) 6 – A Vemar 60 conversion of their 60-90 stick. Wingspan is 73″ powered by 6 Tacon Bigfoot 970 Kv electrics powered by two 5s 5000 mAh  batteries in parallel. Mike says might be his last multi-engine.

Aeronautical Engineering – Project Rebuild

July 2019: Maximillian (Max) Burton our Club Treasurer, crashed his Hanger 9 10cc Ultra Stick Wednesday, July 17th. As you can see not pretty. However; since I was flying at the field to maiden one of my rebuilt mash-ups and witnessed the ‘thump’, and looked at the remaining pieces, I offered to rebuild it for Max as a project and will post the process and pictures to the website. Luckily for Max the OS Engine was fine along with the servos. The receiver was toast yet the satellite was good. Wheel pants pretty wrecked as well as fuel tank.  Horizon has replacement wheel pants but may try to salvage since I’m looking to do with just parts on hand. Stay-tuned Max.  (M. Wise)
https://bayoucityflyersrc.com/hangar-9-ultra-stick-rebuild-project/