Next Club Meeting – Saturday September 1, 2018

The next club meeting is Saturday September 1st 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 to Jim Keil – 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 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.

BCF July 14, 2018 Swap Meet

Photos of the July 14, 2018 BCF Swap Meet have been posted to the Media section of this website. Scroll across the selection banner near the top any main page and select “Media” then select “Photos” then click on Bayou City Flyers – Swap Meet. Once the album is presented, click on any photo to expand the image then click through to view all 30 images.

Scobee – Powered RC Flight Area Closed

The Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields powered RC Flight area will be closed to public use on Friday and Saturday July 20th and 21st. The Bayou City Flyers RC Club is sponsoring its 2nd annual Warbird event over this two day period so RC flying during this period will be restricted to the event. The public is welcomed to attend this event at no cost.

TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) Thursday May 31, 2018

There will be no Radio Controlled flying at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield on Thursday May 31st from 10:15am to 3:15pm CDT. Scobee field is on an approximate 277 deg radial 22nm from the Hobby VOR.

“An FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for Houston, TX and the surrounding areas for Thursday, May 31st from 10:15 am CDT to 3:15 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 32 nm radius for the specific times listed . 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.”

Club House Restoration Status – April 14, 2018

April 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 and when completed the carpeting will be shampooed and the baseboard trim installed. Thank you to the small but very dedicated group of club members that have completed this work.

Bayou City Flyers Swap Meet – July 14, 2018

Mark your Calendars!

The 2nd BCF Swap Meet for 2018 is Saturday July 14th from 8am 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