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 […]
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.+
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 […]
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.
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 […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all and Congratulations to our 2021 Officers. Many thanks to our returning officers and welcome to our new Treasurer. Former club Treasurer Max Burton is our new club President for 2021 and is replaced by Rudy Villarreal stepping up and in as new Treasurer. 2021 BCF OFFICERS:President – Max BurtonVice President – Gary WoodhouseTreasurer – Rudy VillarrealSecretary – Gerry Wilson And welcome Joe Chauffe, the club Newsletter Editor who has brought back the club newsletter – the NOTAM. The Notam will be published quarterly and available on the website under the Members & Membership […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)