Next Club Meeting – Saturday February 2, 2019

The next club meeting is Saturday February 2, 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 able to withstand the withering questions asked by attending membership of your entry before votes are cast.

BCF – December 2018 Club Meeting Photos at Rudy’s

The December 2018 Bayou City Flyers club meeting was held at Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q located at 21799 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX on December 1, 2018. Members voted for 2019 leadership and each member received a raffle ticket. Club President Art Alvarez acknowledged contributions of club members during the past year. Attending membership enjoyed a delicious Bar-B-Q meal which was followed by the raffle drawing.

Club Officers for 2019 are:

Art Alvarez – President
Garry Woodhouse – Vice President
Max Burton – Treasurer
John Haskell – Secretary

For pictures of the event Click on the title of this post.

FAA NOTAM / TFR – October 22, 2018

An FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for Houston, TX and the surrounding areas for Monday, October 22 from 4:15 pm CDT to 8:30 pm CDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within a 30 nm radius (applicable to Scobee Field) for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information.

See the links to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map of TFR

Bayou City Flyers Swap Meet – October 27, 2018

Mark your Calendars!

The 3rd BCF Swap Meet for 2018 is Saturday October 27th from 7am till… and will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the clubhouse. There is no charge to set-up so bring your “treasures” which others must absolutely have for the right price.

For those looking for a good deal, bring your $ and be prepared to negotiate “win-win” deals!

Click on the title to then access Swap Meet details

BCF Warbird Event Photos – July 20 & 21, 2018

The Bayou City Flyers had a great turn-out for its 2nd annual Warbird Event at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield on Friday & Saturday July 20th & 21st, 2018. To see 144 photos from the event, scroll up to the selection banner then click on Media then Photos then select Bayou City Flyers – Warbird Event (July 20th & 21st, 2018)

National Model Aviation Day – August 11, 2018

Join the Academy of Model Aeronautics in celebrating model aviation for the sixth annual National Model Aviation Day, August 11, 2018.

National Model Aviation Day was created to encourage clubs to celebrate the hobby and share it with the public. Bayou City Flyers will be hosting discovery flight for youth entering 5th to 12th grade. These 10-minute flights will be done at The Dick Scobey Memorial RC Field in George Bush Park, 8:00 A.M. to 11:45 AM. There will be displays and flight demonstrations will be done throughout the morning also.

The Bayou City Flyers contact is: Jamie Powers. Jamie can be contacted via email by going to the Members & Membership Page then click on Contact Us and select National Model Aviation Day – Jamie Powers

Each person signed up will get to fly a RC plane on a buddy box with an instructor. We are limiting the discovery flights to the 1st 40 youth to sign up. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information or to sign up you’re your or group, please email our coordinator for this event.

The AMA is devoted to inspiring the young and young-at-heart to pursue a hobby that will inspire creativity and advanced learning using hands-on applications. The purposes of the Foundation will be to fundraise and make grants to AMA to support its charitable and educational programs and services.

National Model Aviation Day

Academy of Model Aeronautics

Harvey Flood – Water Level at Clubhouse

A four page annotated picture document has been posted to the Member Documents section of this website which illustrates how high water rose at and in the clubhouse during Harvey. Members will need to login to this section to access the information which is located below the previously posted Tax Day flood information. Let’s hope we do not have to periodically add information to this part of the website. Thanks to those club members that contributed money and time to restore the clubhouse.