Lafayette Esquadrille Control Line Club

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

Buder Park is now open!

St Louis County Parks

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


Gus Vogele with an unknown boy with some golden age 1/2a racers

Charlie Bauer with a turbine powered U-2 CL scale model – location is unknown

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 will be at the Pointe at Ballwin Commons, 1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, MO 63021

2020 Meetings – May 14      June 11   July 9      Aug 13    Sept 10    Oct 8    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

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

Sept 19-20 – Broken Arrow CL Stunt & Scale

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

CANCELLED – Sept 24-25 – F2A World Cup, Spirit of St Louis World Cup

CANCELLED – Sept 26-27 – F2A World Cup, 2020 Speed Cup of Canada

Nov 22 – Turkey Shoot, Club rules, one airplane with 4 events

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

Flying day During the Fall 2019, it’s cold now, wear gloves, hat and a jacket (except 02-02)

We will fly again….

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,

Warm, cold and then warm again, we are getting closer to the warm weather season