Lafayette Esquadrille Control Line Club

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


St Louis County Parks information

We are an AMA Chartered Club #702

Meramec River Level

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

click here for the engine run-up stand plans  –  RUN-UP-STAND-NORMAL

Aug 2 Flying Day

Gus Vogele’s Bi-slob 

Gus Vogele with 1/2a racers


Feb 02 – 2020 flying day


Send in for your Buder Park pass today



Be sure to include a stamped self addressed envelope so GSLMA can mail you your pass

2020 Club Meetings location to be announced

2020 Meetings –   Oct 15    Nov 12     Dec 10

We fly at Buder Park and have club meetings each month

2020 Contest / Event Schedule

We don’t know just yet what will be cancelled or rescheduled just yet due to COVID-19

POSTPONED  – May 16-17 – CL Speed

POSTPONED – June 27–28 – 60th Anniversary Buder Park CL Fun Fly

MOVED, NEW DATE – Aug 15-16 – 60th Anniversary Buder Park CL Fun Fly

Sept 19-20 – Broken Arrow CL Stunt & Scale

MOVED, NEW DATE  – Sept 25 – 27 – CL Speed

Nov 22 – Turkey Shoot 

2021 Contest / Event Schedule

Feb 28th – 2021 – ICE-O-LATED CL Stunt and Speed


Click here of for the Fox 35 Stunt Speed Rules – fox-35-rules-feb-2017

Dec 2015 – Buder Park Flood pictures

Read how Buder Park was created in 1960 – buder-park-american-modeler-sept-1961

New to the St Louis area? – Follow this link to find stores and roads around the Buder Park area – Buder Park – Maps and Directions Rev B

Remember 2019?

Click here to see pictures from our Aug 4, 2019 flying day

Esquadrille Indian

these pictures are from Lou Matustik’s collection and show the Fort and the area that became the square pad

Video of the Month, this video was shot in the Denver area


This picture was taken by a Drone flown over the CL site….just too awesome not to share (before all of the improvements),

This picture was taken before the square pad re-surfaced.

Buder Park

Web Master: Fred Cronenwett,

It’s time to fly before it gets cold again!