Welcome to Bayou City Flyers

April 7, 2020

We are located in George Bush Park (west side of Houston, Texas), within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields area located on the northwest corner of Westheimer Parkway and South Barker Cypress Road at the end of Challenger Dr.  For reference, our street address is 17260 Westheimer Parkway.

The Bayou City Flyers home field area includes a 630ft long x 80ft wide paved runway oriented 320 / 140 for fixed wing powered RC model aircraft and an adjacent area within the “fly zone” for RC helicopters and multirotor (drone) model aircraft. See our drone footage

The FAA requires that all sUAS’s (multi-rotor ‘drone’, fixed wing aircraft or helicopters) have an FAA Registration number placed on an exterior surface of each airborne vehicle. The FAA Registration site can be found at: https://faadronezone.faa.gov# This applies to commercially or recreationally flown sUAS’s. All pilots must have a valid AMA membership to fly within the Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields and must display their membership card when within the flying areas.  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. The AMA has a FAQ page which can be seen here: www.modelaircraft.org/faa-uas-frequently-asked-questions

The Bayou City Flyers RC club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA Club 901).

Club News

  • BCF – 2020 Membership Application / Online now available via PayPal
    The 2020 Bayou City Flyers membership application is available to members and those wanting to join the Bayou City Flyers RC club. Click on the title to this post to access the two page document entitled: 2020 BCF Application There are several other ways to access the 2020 application within the Members and Membership page of this website, for example on the General Member Documents page.  We have recently added the option to complete the application online and pay via PayPal.  Hope to see you Come Fly With US!
  • CLUB MEETINGS
    Calling all Club Members and Those Wanting to JOIN & FLY WITH US! CLUB MEETINGS ARE 10:00 AM THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.Please join us to discuss and vote on club projects, activities, goals and to welcome new members. Your participation is always appreciated. As we continue to move forward the club is undertaking LIVE STREAMING of the meetings for those that may not be able to be there. Stay tuned for updates; look at the club meeting minutes for details. Your input is always welcomed so please contact any club officer if you have questions or suggestions, and […]
  • 2020 R/C EVENTS / CALENDAR
    2020 FLYING SEASON and EVENTS are off to a great start. Not only are local and area events being scheduled but annual MAJOR events are also being scheduled. Look at the Upcoming Events area, the website calendar or the bulletin board at the field for more information. Off to a fast start here are some of the events to consider: – Bayou City Flyers SWAP MEETS – Saturdays, March 14 and July 18 – District 6 Precision Aerobatics (Pattern) Season Primer & Flying Clinic – March 21, hosted by Northwest Houston R/C Club – 2020 Houston Jet Rally – March […]
  • 2020 BCF WORK DAY – SAT. FEB. 29th GREAT TURNOUT
    CLUB WORKDAY – GREAT TURNOUT & PROGRESSBayou City Flyers WORKDAY Saturday, Feb. 29th at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields in George Bush Park had a great turnout with a lot of progress made. The clubhouse skirting project completed 50% of work needed with the rest to follow soon. Additionally, the pilot flyer station area railing was reinforced, the grass area parallel to the runway had the wild hog damage repaired along with removing encroaching grass along the runway, trees were trimmed and the overall area cleaned up. The county park personnel had come out earlier and repainted the railing so many […]
  • 2020 BCF R/C SWAP MEET SAT., JULY 18
    COME ONE, COME ALL! EVERYTHING R/C!Bayou City Flyers hosted it first of two RC SWAP MEETS at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfields in George Bush Park this year on SATURDAY MARCH 14. We had a good turnout given all the issues with Covid19! The next one will be SATURDAY JULY 18, 8am – Till Finish. OPEN ADMISSION & FREE TO SELL. Bring your own table / pop-up tent / or sell from your tailgate. Be sure to plan on attending and pass the word around, share on your FaceBook and invite your RC buddies! See Ya There!

Upcoming Events

 

Access to AMA Sanctioned Events

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AMA District 8

Click for a list of AMA District 8 Events & News.

BCF Warbirds

4th Annual Warbirds Sortie

Jet Rally Bomber Field

Bomber Field 2020 Jet Rally

Space City Throwback Fling

Space City R/C Throwback Fling

High Wing Hoedown

HIGH WING HOEDOWN - Bomber Field


District 6 Patter Primer and Clinic

District 6 Pattern Primer & Flying Clinic

66th Annual Weak Signals Toledo RC Expo


Planes / Helicopters of the Month

Plans, Kits, and Scratch Built

Greg Yancey brought his Top Flight P-40 Warhawk this month. Built by his friend it runs a Zenoah G-62 with modified carb for power and spins a APC 20x15 racing prop. NICE JOB! Looking for the next aircraft built from plans, kits or scratch BUILT.

ARF/ARC Bashed/Redesigned/Imagined

Planes almost ready to finish/cover or been redesigned or imagined. Show us your flying models!

FEBRUARY 2020: George Lumpkin showed us his 'recycled' BARF for the February P.O.M. Mountain Dew nose cone/cockpit, former A-10 EDF pods, DR-1 wing and remaining fuselage from ??? A-26? Anyway, guess it flys OK...good job!

JETS - Turbine / EDF

July 2019: New Category for members who build and fly Turbine or Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) jets. Bring in your 'Fast Movers" guys and share the SPEED!
FEBRUARY 2020: JETS, JETS, JETS Great discussion for potential of club JET EVENT in 2020. Turbines and EDFs. Please let the club officers know of your interest and stay tuned for further details.

Aeronautical Engineering - Project Rebuild

July 2019: Maximillian (Max) Burton our Club Treasurer, crashed his Hanger 9 10cc Ultra Stick Wednesday, July 17th. As you can see not pretty.

However; since I was flying at the field to maiden one of my rebuilt mash-ups and witnessed the ‘thump’, and looked at the remaining pieces which the recovering crew picked up, I offered to rebuild it for Max as a project and post the process and pictures here to the website. Luckily for Max the OS .65 Engine was fine along with the servos. The radio receiver was toast, yet the satellite receiver was good. Wheel pants pretty wrecked as well as fuel tank, prop and spinner. Horizon has replacement wheel pants but may try to salvage since I’m looking to do with just parts on hand.

(Project complete and delivered to Max on August 25th, 2019) (M. Wise) https://www.bayoucityflyersrc.com/hangar-9-ultra-stick-rebuild-project/