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

Next Club Meeting – Saturday November 3, 2018

The next club meeting is Saturday November 3rd at 10am and will be held in the BCF 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.

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)

Search & Rescue – A Successful Outcome

BCF member, Jeff Trotter, lost a plane north of the field on June 10, 2018 so he contacted BCF member John Haskell who has a drone with camera and GPS which he has set-up to fly a grid pattern north or east of the powered RC area of Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields to search for lost RC aircraft. John was successful in locating Jeff’s plane on June 11, 2018 and Jeff was able to recover it that same day. See the attached story with photos (click on the title of this post to access it) to read about the details of the Recovery of Jeff’s Plane

Should you find yourself in a similar predicament, contact John (he is the Club Secretary) to ask him to locate your lost RC aircraft. John’s contact phone number is posted on the BCF Notice Board (2018 BCF Officers) and in the Members & Membership section of this website. Thank you, John.

Thank you HobbyTown Houston

As a result of “Harvey” flood damage to the Bayou City Flyers clubhouse, the HobbyTown Houston 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 very helpful staff. Please endeavor to visit this store and spend your hobby $$$.

Safety – FAA sUAS Registration

Pilots 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 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.