Welcome to Bayou City Flyers

March 5, 2021

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 WARBIRD RALLY
    Bayou City Flyers will host their annual Warbird Event this July 16 – 17 at Dick Scobee Memorial Field. (*This is a date change from earlier post) The pilot fee is $30.00 which includes lunch on Saturday. Friday’s lunch will be pizza bought with pilot donations. Raffle prizes are being sought and if you have items to donate please contact CD – Corey Johnson. Please plan now to join us as a flyer, volunteer, spectator, or all three! This has been a fantastic event in the past. Usually hot but with good weather and wind right down the runway. COME […]
  • Attention DRONE FLYERS !!!!!
    IF YOU ARE FLYING DRONES, PLEASE RESTRICT YOUR FLYING TO THE HELICOPTER FLYING AREA. THERE IS NO FLYING FROM THE COVERED CANOPY AREA OR UNDERNEATH THE CANOPY FOR OBVIOUS SAFETY REASONS! IF YOU CANNOT FOLLOW THESE RULES YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY. ENFORCEMENT OF THESE AND OTHER SAFETY RULES WILL BE HANDLED BY THE PRECINCT SHERIFF’S OFFICE IF NECESSARY! HELP EVERYONE BY FOLLOWING THE SAFETY PROCEDURES AND ENJOYMENT OF THE HOBBY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.+
  • 2021 R/C EVENTS
    LOOK AT THE CALENDAR!! The calendar is starting to fill up with 2021 events. One of the first is the WARBIRDS OVER ACADIANA, hosted by the AOA in Breaux Bridge, LA, March 19-20. This is followed the next week by the 2021 Houston Jet Rally at Bomber Field, March 26-27; then their HIGHWING HOEDOWN, April 10-11. Look for more events as they post! Bayou City Flyers has scheduled their annual Warbird Event this July 9-10 at Dick Scobee Memorial Field. Please plan now to join us as a flyer, volunteer, spectator, or all three! This has been a fantastic event […]
  • January issue of NOTAM
    BCF NOTAM Newsletter
    Starting the New Year off right the Bayou City Flyers club newsletter returns with the effort of our new Newsletter Editor - Joe Chauffe. What is the NOTAM? The FAA uses the acronym for "Notice To Airmen". It's a notice containing a wealth of information that may include facility changes, procedures, hazards, etc. It is also the name of the club Newsletter. Historically when the club was the Alief Air Force the newsletter was called the AAF Flyer.
  • New Drone Rules
    FAAST Blast — Week of Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 03, 2021Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update New Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation             This week the FAA announced two final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA) which will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. The Remote ID rule (https://go.usa.gov/xAK6A), a major step toward further integrating drones into the NAS, provides identification of drones in flight as well as the location of their control stations, providing crucial information to our national security agencies and law enforcement partners, and other […]

Upcoming Events


Planes / Jets / 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.
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Ziroli Triplane kit

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!
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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/

ARF/ARC Bashed/Redesigned/Imagined

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

October 2020:Martin Banks showed us his cute 'Angry Bird' electric foamie from Tower-foam.com in the UK. The special thing about this bird is it FLAPS IT WINGS up to a certain speed....all done by a controller as part of the electronics. Comes in red or green and I understand a couple of other club members have ordered one......we'll have a flock!

HELICOPTERS

Scale or Fun Helicopters. Bring your "Whirly Birds" guys and share the excitement of helicopter flying!

MEMBER BUILD PROJECTS

Share your projects underway. Apologies to you guys if I've missed your submission. Working to catch up now.
APRIL 2020: Maximillian Burton shared his older Seagull Piper Cub J3 he recently completed with all the build time we have now with the pandemic.
Max's Piper has a 88.2" WS, L: 56.2", Wt, 9.95-11 lbs., running a 2 stroke OS95AX2, with 6 Hitech HS-645MG servos.
APRIL 2020: Mark Troutman wants to thank the club member who gave him this great old Control Line stunt trainer called a 'Banshee' around the time of our last swap meet. Mark couldn't remember who it was so if you know please let him know. Mark covered it with Silk Span and trimmed it with tissue paper and used clear dope over everything. Very old school but he wanted it to be different having sat for 25 years waiting to be built. Beautiful job!
AUGUST 2020: Mike Wise recently completed a total redo/scale upgrade of Motion RC's T-33 Shooting Star. He selected Erich Hartmann's West German Luftwaffe scheme from @1956, Callie graphics and other details.
SEPTEMBER 2020: Jim Dieckow's 8' WS Mongo flying wing project. Originally a slope soarer, Jim converted to electric power using a Monster 50 with two 3600ma packs in parallel and added landing gear. Flies great!