Lafayette Esquadrille Control Line Club

Welcome to the home page for the Lafayette Esquadrille Control Line club based in St Louis, MissouriEsquadrille Indian

We fly at Buder Park and have club meetings each month

We Fly Control Line Stunt, Scale, Balloon Bust, Fox 35 speed, Speed and Perky Speed CL models

Buder Park went dark with the Aug 21st 2017 Eclipse – hard to describe on what it was like

Grant Hiestand was at Buder Park with his camera gear and this what he got….he also flies CL models!






The Square Pad has been resurfaced and can be used – Yeah!

***  The location of the club meetings has changed to 756 Woodside Trails Drive, Ballwin, MO ***

2017 Meetings –    Sept 14      Oct 12     Nov 9      Dec 14

Dec 2015 – Buder Park Flood pictures

Click here for the Meramec River Level

Our Broken Arrow Sept Contest has been renamed the “Brian Harris Memorial Broken Arrow CL Stunt & Scale” contest



We are an AMA Chartered Club #702

Howard Rush CL Stunt Contest Calendar

Learn how Buder was created in 1961 – buder-park-american-modeler-sept-1961


Due to construction there is only one entrance into the park from West Bound I-44, Exit 272 – More details



Breaking news – The Lafayette Esquadrille will host the Spirit of St Louis USA World Cup and the 2017 Speed Cup of Canada in Oct 2017

This is a world class CL Speed event that will only have F2A CL Speed being flown for 4 days and will attract participants from other nations


New to the St Louis area? – Follow this link to find stores and roads around the Buder Park area – buder-park-maps-directions

2017 GLSMA Buder Park Pass – Remember to send in your application for a Buder Park Pass for 2017 (required for Local residents only)


Local residents will require a Buder Park flying permit, if you live more than 50 miles away you will not need a permit

The roads are under construction so it will be messy until they are complete in July 2018


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This picture was taken by a Drone flown over the CL site….just too awesome not to share

Buder Park

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