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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IMAC Contest 2016

IMAC 2016 Intro

To see more details about this event, download the flyer (in .pdf format) by clicking here.


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.

FAA Registration

The FAA registration is a requirement for all people flying model aircraft. According with the FAA guidelines, members need to list both the AMA number and the Federal registration number on their aircraft, at least until a new registration process is finalized with the FAA.

For FAA registration, the official website is at:

Questions and Answers on the UAS registration can be found on the FAA website, at:

The AMA position on the registration process is summarized at:

Login Form

Note to Users

Account registration on this website is available only to Bay City Flyers Club members in good standing

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.


See the pictures of the Electric Fly-in, on May 14. Click here to view them.

Next Membership Meeting of the Bay City Flyers:

Area 52 Field, Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 10:00 AM

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