Next Club Meeting – Saturday April 6, 2019

The next club meeting is Saturday April 6, 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.

Paul Curry – Flight Instructor

Bayou City Flyers member Paul Curry has volunteered to serve as a Flight Instructor at the powered RC flight area at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. Paul – thank you. Paul’s availability and contact information can be found in the Members & Membership section of this website. Jeff Trotter is the other Bayou City Flyers Flight Instructor. We need more instructors! BCF members – please contact club leadership about your willingness and availability so your name and contact information can be posted on the website.

March 2019 Club Information

Thirteen new photos taken on March 2, 2019 have been added (# 2 – 14) to the BCF Photo Album .  Go to Media – Photos – Bayou City Flyers.  George Lumpkins’ 20th article entitled “Extra Parts Laying Around the Shop” has been added to the Member’s Corner section of the website.  To access it, member’s must be registered to enter the Member Documents section of the website.

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.