Lafayette Esquadrille Control Line Club

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

We are an AMA Chartered Club #702

Meramec River Level

If the river level hits 18 feet it starts to flood the RC area, 21 feet gets close to the CL area

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


Send in for your Buder Park pass today – 2020-BUDER-PARK-FLYING-PERMIT-APPLICATION

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


*** December 2019 will be the last club meeting at the 756 Woodside Trails Drive, Ballwin, MO location ***

2019 Meetings –      Dec 12

2020 Meetings will be moving to the Pointe at Ballwin Commons, 1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, MO 63021

2020 Meetings – Jan 9      Feb 13    March 12    April 9    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


Group shot at the 2020 Turkey Shoot




F2A World Cup will return in 2020,start making your plans now (Sept 24-27)

F2A CL speed had a new personal best speed by Alex Valishev at 308.4 KmHr (and 1st place)… Wow!

Click here to see pictures from our Aug 4 flying day

Esquadrille Indian

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






Alex Valishev flew an F2A CL speed flight at 301.4 Km/Hr on Sept 27, 2018 – New Record!


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

Dec 2015 – Buder Park Flood pictures


Howard Rush CL Stunt Contest Calendar

Learn how Buder was created in 1961 – 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 & Directions Rev A



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

Buder Park

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