During the February 2019 BCF club meeting we had three entries for “Plane of the Month”: 1 – Kit, 1 – ARF and 1 – BARF. As a result, all three entries have been posted to the homepage which has resulted in the PoM relocation from the right sidebar to below the scrolling information posts within “Planes of the Month“. Doing so has allowed the publishing of more descriptive content for each plane. Clicking on each image will result in the image expanding. Enjoy.
January 5, 2019 was a beautiful day to fly powered RC aircraft at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield. It would be great if every day in Houston was like today! Pictures of today’s flying have been posted to the Media – Photos – Bayou City Flyers section of this website. Photos 2 – 22 are those from January 5, 2019. Click on the title of this post to access the photos
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.
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:
The Bayou City Flyers will be having a Cubs & Cousins Fun Fly on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the powered RC area of Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields. Activities start at 9.00am till….. The event is free so bring the kids.
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!
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)
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.
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.
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.