Michael Wise

January 4, 2021

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 […]
October 30, 2020

BCF – 2021 Membership Application / Online now available via PayPal

The 2021 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: 2021 BCF Application There are several other ways to access the 2021 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 and you will also see a section for personal waivers such as ‘Turbine’. Hope to see you Come Fly […]
October 3, 2020

Field SAFETY & Associated Club Coordination

At the October Club Meeting (Sat., Oct 3, 2020) the matter of SAFETY RULES was again discussed following some concerns and incidents of people not following the rules to ensure not only their safety but everyone else’s in the area. The Club Board will be reviewing and updating the Safety Rules with help of volunteer committee members. If you would like to participate please contact one of the club officers. The President (Pete Dawson) and Safety Officer (Stefano Costantini) of the HAWKS RC Soaring Club who fly next to us joined the club and attended to offer coordinating overall safety […]
September 17, 2020

Field Maintenance / New Paint / Runway Hazard Repaired

The County crew recently completed runway field maintenance which included re-painting the runway striping. Additionally, they were asked to clean up the overgrown edge of the far side of the runway. However; an unintended hazard has been created because that work created a ‘trench’ along the edge that is now a HAZARD for landing if you go off the runway. On Sat. September 12th the club held a work day and repaired the trench with the help of a rented excavator move dirt and a lot on manpower. Awesome job guys! (M. Wise)
May 11, 2020

Pattern Poles Repainted

Managed to complete project I volunteered to do. Repainted the Precision Aerobatics (Pattern) poles today that mark the center of two aerobatic ‘boxes’ used by precision aerobatics pilots to help place their maneuvers correctly. They also help judges access the pilot’s maneuvers when being judged. Hope to see a contest return to BCF. (M. Wise)
April 8, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Covid-19

As of today George Bush Park and the flying fields remain open. Please exercise the appropriate published guidance on social distancing and personal protection as you may so warrant. We all look forward to this coming to a end and returning to business as usual. If you have a build or project underway please send me (Webmaster) your pictures and information so we can share them. Projects are posted below in Planes of the Month area. Till then please keep yourself and those close to you safe. Blue Skies are ahead!
February 6, 2020

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 […]
February 2, 2020

2020 R/C EVENTS / CALENDAR Impacted by Covid19 Pandemic

2020 FLYING SEASON and EVENTS were off to a great start until the pandemic outbreak. Not only were local and area events being scheduled impacted but annual MAJOR events were also being either canceled or rescheduled. Look at the Upcoming Events area, the website calendar or the bulletin board at the field for more information, as well as the major R/C magazines and websites for updates. Hopefully, our July WARBIRD EVENT will be a go! Off to a fast start here are some of the events to consider: – Bayou City Flyers 4th Annual Warbird Sortie – July 24-25 HAS […]