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.

Golden Era Fly In

The Bay City Flyers annual Golden Era Fly In will take place on September 29, 2018, at the Area 52 flying field.

Golden Era Fly In 2018 Intro

To view the flyer with all details, click here.

Croix De Guerre WWI Fly-In 2019

This event is published early, mainly for advanced planning purposes, as it will not take place until April 2019. To download the flyer (in .pdf format), 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 photos from the recent aerobatic (IMAC) contest, at the field. Click here to view them.

Next Membership Meeting of the Bay City Flyers:

Area 52 Field, Saturday, September 1st, 2018, at 10:00 AM

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