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).
Next Club Meeting – Saturday June 1, 2019The next club meeting is Saturday June 1, 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 two categories: Kit / Scratch and ARF / BARF. All entries must have completed at least one successful flight (which includes a successful landing…) Entrants must be Continue Reading...
Nestor Garcia – Sukhoi Su-29 VideoNestor Garcia has posted a video of his Sukhoi Su-29 which he uploaded to YouTube. The video can be accessed by going to the Media – Videos section of this website. Nestor, thank you for taking the time to make the video and sharing it on YouTube.
Greg Johnson – Making Performance Estimates for Model AircraftBCF member Greg Johnson has authored a 14 page technical article which has been posted to the Member Documents section of this website in which he instrumented and measured (in-flight) the performance of two model aircraft: Hobbico Nextstar and a Phoenix Tucano. Greg notes Eagletree measurement transducers and a recording instrument were used to collect flight data on two radio controlled model aircraft of substantially different design. The purpose was to determine how accurately standard full-scale aircraft calculation techniques could be used to predict the model performance recorded by the instrumentation. A second objective was to determine the aerodynamic drag Continue Reading...
On-line Weather Station – Dick Scobee Memorial AirfieldsThe Bayou City Flyers RC club has established a weather station at the powered RC flying field within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. The weather is accessible on-line at two locations: Weather Underground and Ambient Weather by going to the top right of the home page and clicking on the presented links. This is a significant accomplishment as there has never been a weather station at Scobee that was available on-line. Thanks to club members Corrie Poole and Garry Woodhouse along with others for completing this very helpful project.
How to Find a Plane in the WoodsBayou 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 RegistrationEffective 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 ApplicationThe 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 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.
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...
Planes of the Month
May 2019: No Entry. Photo is of a USCG Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard operating off the USCG WAGB “Polar Sea” icebreaker in the Chukchi Sea 35 miles off northwest Alaska in March 1984. Photo by Jonathan Gulick