CUBS & Cousins Fun Fly & STOL Event (OCT 5th)

COME JOIN US OCTOBER 5th, 2019

Bayou City Flyers is hosting another great event – CUBS & Cousins Fun Fly & STOL Event.  Bring that Piper Cub, Carbon Cub, Super Cub or any “High Wing Cousin” and join us in a FUN FLY event featuring STOL (Short Takeoff & Landings) as well as other fun challenges.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!

GREAT 3rd Annual BCF Warbird Event: Hosted July 19 & 20th, 2019

Bayou City Flyers hosted its 3rd Annual Warbird Event at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields in George Bush Park. We had a great turnout of pilots, volunteers, vendors and members of the public. The weather was good, typically hot, a little breezy but right down the runway most the time. Although we lost a few planes (RIP) and some dramatically, the flying was outstanding including the Gaggle!, Jets, TurboProp, Formation Flights, Scale and Aerobatics. Several vendors showed up to support the event and we thank them for their support along with sponsor Randy Hobbies and look forward to their continued support. Hopefully you didn’t miss this year’s event but if you did you can check out the photos on the website. Click on the title of this post to see details about the event.

3rd Annual 2019 BCF WARBIRD Event Announcement

Found Planes – July, 2019

John Haskell’s “Search & Rescue” multi-rotor continues to locate radio controlled aircraft in the vicinity of Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields within George Bush Park. Four of the previously found planes have been claimed by the owners with this one remaining. Photos of the model a/c can be accessed by clicking on the title of this post. For an expanded view of the a/c, click on the photo of it. Contact BCF Club Secretary John Haskell if you know anything about ownership of the a/c by clicking on the Members & Membership page to this website then clicking on Contact Us and enter / select the noted information.

 

 

 

 

Next Club Meeting – Saturday September 7, 2019 (10am)

The next club meeting is Saturday September 7, 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 three categories: Kit / Scratch builds, Jets (Turbine or EDF), and Redone/Mashed BARF which are redone/redesigned, or imagined creations. 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.

How to Find a Plane in the Woods

Bayou 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 Registration

Effective 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 “pilot in command”, who fails to comply with the “external identification number” of any airborne vehicle, may be up to $27,500 per violation. This fine is accessed and collected by an FAA representative (or authorized agent).

Also note that an operator of an airborne vehicle that has NOT registered with the FAA and obtained the above mentioned number may be fined up to $250,000 and serve 3 years in a federal prison.

Executive Committee
Bayou City Flyers

Lost and Found RC Models

BCF 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 as well by providing a photo and coordinates. Thank you John.