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 – January 6, 2018The next club meeting is Saturday January 6th at 11am??? and will be held in the conference room at HobbyTown, 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 for their gracious support. 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 Jim Keil – Club Treasurer. A highlight of the monthly meeting is the “Plane Continue Reading...
Dave Petryk’s Turbine Powered HelicopterIn the BCF December 2017 meeting, Dave Petryk presented his turbine powered helicopter as a “Plane of the Month” entry. See the bottom right of this homepage for the photo. This is an awesome model aircraft which Dave has invested a lot of time and money into building and flying. Click on the title of this post to then access an 8 page document with photos and details of the helicopter. Click Here to Open Article on Turbine Helicopter
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.
BCF – 2018 Membership ApplicationThe 2018 Bayou City Flyers Membership Application is now 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. 2018 BCF Application
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...