Bay City Flyers Overview

Bay City Flyers (BCF) is a non-profit radio control (RC) flying club. BCF is chartered by the ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS (AMA,, the world's largest sport aviation organization, and is recognized by AMA as a Gold level Leader Club.

BCF operates the flying field affectionately called Area 52, located approximately 8 miles north of Land O’Lakes, in the Tampa Bay area. See the “Our Flying Site” tab for more information about the field and don't miss the recent interactive, 360 degree panoramic photo of Area 52.

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To review the requirements to join or renew your membership, click here.

To download the Membership form (for either Renewal or New Member application), click here.

Special Notice about upcoming General Meeting

The Board of Directors has recommended the March Meeting of the Bay City Flyers be cancelled.

The reasons are:

1. Many of our members will not be in town because of the Swap Meet in Perry.

2. The Board would like to bring suggested By-Law changes to the membership for their approval. These suggested changes will not be ready in their final form for the March Meeting. These changes will be ready to be presented to the Board late March to early April and then discussed at May membership meeting. The entire By-Laws under which we function were last updated in 2015. Bits and pieces of By-Law changes have been added over the years, but it is time to update our document so everyone is operating with the same rules. This will clear up any misunderstandings of the members.

The next regular club meeting will be April 7th, 10a.m. at the field.

Swap Meet

The Bay City Flyers annual Swap Meet and Auction will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Area 52 flying field.

Swap Meet and Auction 2018 Intro 

To view the flyer with all details, click here.

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Notes to Users

The protected area of this website includes: copies of the Club Newsletters, the Master Membership list, and a Classified section. To access this area, you need to: 1. be a BCF Club member in good standing, 2. create an account on this website as a registered user, and 3. log into the website, with your chosen username and password. The About Us tab of main menu will now show the additional choices to access these items. The Newsletters include the minutes from the last general meeting.

In the alternate (mobile) view of the website, a blank bar appears at the top of the home page, with 3 little horizontal lines on the left side. Click on these lines to enable the main menu, which will appear on the side.


Don't miss the schedule for the year 2018 RC events in the Tampa Bay area. Click here to view the document in .pdf format.

March Meeting Canceled!!!

Next Membership Meeting of the Bay City Flyers:

Area 52 Field, Saturday, April 7th, 2018, at 10:00 AM

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