Lafayette Esquadrille Control Line Club

Home page for the Lafayette Esquadrille Control Line club based in St Louis, MO


Walt Brownell’s Gemini being flown by Mark Hughes (Twin electric)


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


The 2021 USA and Canada F2A World Cups were cancelled due to travel restrictions due to COVID-19  (Get Vaccinated!)


Club Meetings have been moved to O’fallon MO

2022 Meetings –  Jan 13   Feb 10   Mar 10   April 14   May 12   June 9   July 14    Aug 11   Sept 8    Oct 13    

We fly at Buder Park and have club meetings each month

Gus Vogele’s Bi-slob 

Gus Vogele with 1/2a racers


This picture was taken after the square pad was re-surfaced

DJI_0838 overhead cropped

Send in for your Buder Park pass today

The 2022 Buder Park Pass application now costs $35 – All funds improve the flying facilities – over 30K was spent for improvements since 2015 – Write 2022 on the existing form

The Control Line and the Quad area at Buder Park now has a Porta-A-Potti that is funded by GSLMA!


You no longer need to include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE)


2022 Contest / Event Schedule

Feb 27 – ICE-O-LATED CL Stunt & Speed

May 14-15 – Midwest CL Speed

June 4-5 – CL Fun Fly

Aug 27 – All Buder Park Flying day (All flying sites will be active – Quads, CL, RC and Rockets)

Sept 17-18 – Broken Arrow CL Stunt & Scale

Sept 29-30 – USA F2A World Cup (CL Speed)

Oct 1-2 – Canada F2A World Cup (CL Speed)

Oct 9 – Turkey Shoot (one .35 powered model flown in three events)


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?

Esquadrille Indian

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

Gus Vogele

Charlie Reeves is the person on the right side of this picture



Web Master: Fred Cronenwett,


Brain Teaser – What do you call a double size Ringmaster – A “Ringmonster” !

It’s cold outside again so if you go flying bring the gloves, Hat, Jacket the next time you fly –

See you at the ICE-0-LATED contest! I am not making any promises on what the weather will be!