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 May 5, 2018 at the ClubhouseThe next club meeting is Saturday May 5th at 10am and will be held in the recently restored 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 Continue Reading...
Club House Restoration Status – April 14, 2018April 14, 2018: Garry Woodhouse has advised the clubhouse is nearly finished. Furniture when in today! April 9, 2018: Jim Keil has advised Post – Harvey restoration work is progressing on the Bayou City Flyers Club House. As of April 9, 2018, additional wood framing has been installed around the door and windows, T-111 wood paneling has been installed on the interior walls, primed and painted. Window trim has been installed, two drip pans have been installed below the leaking roof vents and plumbed to drain outside with ceiling insulation and ceiling tiles installed. Installation of carpet squares has begun Continue Reading...
2018 AMA Sanctioned Events in TexasFor a list of sanctioned AMA events in Texas from April 2018 onwards, click on the title of this post to access the list. 2018 AMA Sanction Events in Texas
Search & RescueBCF Member John Haskell 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. Contact John (he is the Club Secretary) to ask him to locate your lost RC aircraft. John’s contact phone number is posted on the BCF Notice Board (2018 BCF Officers) and in the Members & Membership section of this website. Thank you, John.
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...