Michael Wise

May 30, 2018

TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) Thursday May 31, 2018

There will be no Radio Controlled flying at Dick Scobee Memorial Airfield on Thursday May 31st from 10:15am to 3:15pm CDT. Scobee field is on an approximate 277 deg radial 22nm from the Hobby VOR. “An FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for Houston, TX and the surrounding areas for Thursday, May 31st from 10:15 am CDT to 3:15 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 32 nm radius for the specific times listed . Control Line and Free Flight modelers should […]
April 6, 2018

Club House Restoration Status – April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018: Garry Woodhouse has advised the clubhouse is nearly finished. Furniture when in today! April 9, 2018: Jim Keil has advised Post – Harvey restoration work is progressing on the Bayou City Flyers Club House. As of April 9, 2018, additional wood framing has been installed around the door and windows, T-111 wood paneling has been installed on the interior walls, primed and painted. Window trim has been installed, two drip pans have been installed below the leaking roof vents and plumbed to drain outside with ceiling insulation and ceiling tiles installed. Installation of carpet squares has begun […]
March 27, 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 […]
February 6, 2018

Houston Area RC Events

Thanks to BCF member Jeff Trotter, the Upcoming RC Events part of the homepage to the Bayou City Flyers website (look to the lower right) has been updated with 10 – 2018 events. If members know of other events, please send information about them to Jonathan Gulick, BCF Website Coordinator so it can be posted to the website.
February 5, 2018

Weather Content on the Homepage

The Weather section seen near the top right of the homepage has been updated.  As the American Shooting Center weather station appears to be inactive, four (4) Weather Underground Personal Weather Stations (PWS) to the north, east, south and west of George Bush Park have been selected and posted to the homepage.  These sites are available when accessing the BCFers website via iPhones or iPads, however, do not appear like they do on desktop PC’s.  Several additional potentially useful weather websites are also posted in this section.  Some BCF members had recommended posting a link to checkthesock.com  as at onetime the “old” Bayou […]
January 19, 2018

George Lumpkins’: 6 motor C-17

BCF Members, George Lumpkin’s 16th contribution has been posted to the Member’s Corner part of the Member Documents section of this website. As BCFers know, George is a prolific and creative RC modeler who had specialized in twin motor BARF airplanes (AKA “Twinman”), but has been steadily gravitating to models with >2 motors. It is suspected George’s creativity knows no bounds, but as he notes, the job that pays for the hobby, gets in the way of the hobby. When you see George, don’t encourage him…
December 21, 2017

2018 Bayou City Flyers Officers

In the December 2, 2017 club meeting, voting was held for the 2018 club officers. The results follow: President – Art Alvarez, Vice President – Garry Woodhouse, Treasurer – Jim Keil, Secretary – John Haskell. Outgoing leadership include: President – Fernando Delgado and Vice President – Merle Bowler. Thank you Fernando and Merle for your service as well as Jim and John for their continuing service. Thanks as well to John Falkenbury for his service in 2017 as Officer-At-Large. Thank you Art and Garry for your willingness to lead the club in 2018 along with Jim and John. Click here […]
December 10, 2017

Dave Petryk’s Turbine Powered Helicopter

In the BCF December 2017 meeting, Dave Petryk presented his turbine powered helicopter as a “Plane of the Month” entry. See the bottom right of this homepage for the photo. This is an awesome model aircraft which Dave has invested a lot of time and money into building and flying. Click on the title of this post to then access an 8 page document with photos and details of the helicopter. Click Here to Open Article on Turbine Helicopter