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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Golden Era Fly In

The Bay City Flyers annual Golden Era Fly In will take place on September 10, 2016, at the Area 52 flying field.

Golden Era Fly In 2016 Intro

To view the flyer with all details, click here.

Volunteers are needed, to man the gate during the event. Each volunteer will be assigned a 2 hour shift, so they can enjoy the meet before/after their assigned time period. Anyone wanting to help, please contact Darryl Sweetwine at 813-995-1180 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

To learn about the issue of FAA Registration for model aircraft, click here.

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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.


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Don't miss the pictures from the IMAC contest held on June 4 and 5, 2016. Click here to view them.

Next Membership Meeting of the Bay City Flyers:

Area 52 Field, Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 10:00 AM

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