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Has the weather been keeping you from flying? Just want something fun to do on a Friday night?
There is a solution close to home. We fly Friday nights 6-9pm indoors at the Central Baptist Church (601 N Central Ave, Eureka, MO 63025). All are welcome to fly for $5 a night, but must be a current AMA member. It’s a great way to brush up on your flying skills, not weather dependent, and Fun!!
Contact: Ron Lawson 636-677-1247 for details
weather been keeping you from flying? Just want something fun to do on a Friday night?
There is a solution close to home.Many SLRCFA members have been flying Friday nights 6-9pm indoors at the Central Baptist Church (601 N Central Ave, Eureka, MO 63025). All are welcome to fly for $5 a night, but must be a current AMA member. It’s a great way to brush up on your flying skills, not weather dependent, and Fun!!
This is better than Al Capone's secret treasure vault, Geraldo!
Many of you have seen Denny Sparks' many airplanes at the field and at our scale event(s). However, there's a legend that Denny has over eighty, possibly hundreds (!?) of planes at his top-secret lair in Fenton, Missouri.
Join us in Fenton to see how Denny does what Denny does to provide scale weathering to his planes and "other black magic" the scale guys use.
We'll be at Denny's warehouse at 1097 Gravios Fenton Mo 63026. It is located at the intersection of Hwy 30 and Valley Del, just west of Fenton in Jefferson County. Landmarks are a Midas auto shop and a huge Nationwide Insurance sign on top of the warehouse where his office is.
Parking is available in front in the parking lot and behind the building. Office door is marked Sparks Pool.
Any time before 7pm is okay for those who wish to browse. The meeting starts officially at 7pm.
CHAIRS!!! ...as Denny will not have enough to seat everyone.
All members are welcome at the Board Meetings.
CLICK HERE FOR BOARD MEETING AGENDAS (you must be logged in)
St. Louis County Library, The Daniel Boone Branch is just South of Clayton on Clarkson Road in Ellisville, on the West side of Clarkson. Click here for a map. The following picture is what you're looking for:
The SLRCFA Board of Directors
The March meeting is on a Monday (only day we could get the Library) and is all about CombatONE plus what fun we've had the past year, or planes Santa brought us over the Winter.
Thanks for being part of the finest RC Club in the Midwest!
SLRCFA Board of Directors
We gotta come together and get the field in shape every year. Come out and enjoy the fun. In mid-June you'll be glad you helped get it in shape early. FIELD CLOSED WHILE WORK IN PROGRESS.
Show up a little before 9:30am ready-to-go. We'll have some coffee in the morning and we'll grill for lunch or grab some pizzas.
If you want to learn to fly RC without the expensive investment in equipment, look no further than the QuickSTART Program from SLRCFA. We'll meet every Tuesday night, weather permitting, starting in April until it get's too cold in the late fall. It's a blast!!!
If you can help us teach new QuickSTARTS, we need the help! We added 25 new QuickSTARTS in 2017 & 2018, and we're expecting 20 more in 2019. Contact 636-429-2884 to help us help these new folks getting into the hobby!
Bring out the CombatONEs for the club meeting, and we'll do some night CombatONE combat after we get done with the club meeting. We will show you how one goes together. They look oh so good with those glowing wings!
Thanks or being part of the best RC club in the Midwest!
Just an FYI... many folks will be attending Joe Nall Week in South Carolina at the Triple Tree Aerodrome.
Larry Anderson is bringing his collection of antique RC radios from the early days of the hobby. Some of the technology to get our planes in the air back then (50s and 60s) is hard to believe. We're talking Eisenhower administration radios! We're talking TUBES!!!
We will be at the SLRCFA Field for this meeting. Dogs, chips and cold drinks will be there, too!
We gotta come together and get the field in shape for our guests. Field Team missed our opportunity for the Field Opening Work Day in April due to terrible weather, as you probably recall.
Lots to be done, so please come on down and help! Come on out and we'll fly after we're done (FIELD CLOSED WHILE WORK IN PROGRESS).
We be campin' and we be flyin'.Nothings more beautiful than SLRCFA field in Spring with planes in the air at dusk or in the morning, so we're putting them both together. Come out Saturday and fly. Come out Sunday morning and fly. If you choose, pitch at tent or camper and stay over night!
Be our guest and fly even if you're not an SLRCFA member. Just bring your AMA card and you're good-to-go.
Bring out the CombatONEs a day of pulling Gs and pulling pork. We'll be barbecuing and driving through each other's streamers. Regular flying permitted all day. Combat will be performed in intervals so everyone can fly.
NOTE: open to pilots from May 31-June 2, 2019. Open to spectators June 1-2, 2019.
Imagine enormous jet-powered model aircraft (which cost $30,000) doing low fly-bys at close to 200mph. Imagine enormous aerobatic aircraft (12 foot wingspan) that are so nimble, they hover, hanging from their propeller a few feet off the ground, billowing smoke. Imagine full-scale (full-size & piloted) aircraft doing fly-bys and helis landing at the field.
Now imagine thousands attending the 2019 Model Aviation Airshow with six-rotor camera drones filming the entire event!
For the 13TH STRAIGHT year the St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association, or SLRCFA.com, is hosting the annual FLY-IN. The SLRCFA.com facilities (just off highway 44 & 109 in Eureka, MO) are known as among the best in the country. Radio Control pilots from around the U.S. visit St. Louis each year to participate in the Fly-in. Demonstration flights occur every top and bottom of the hour, with everything from model helicopters to zany flying lawnmowers and aircraft that look like Captain America™. Exciting, nail-biting 3D flying, a form of model aerobatic flying where 12-foot, $10,000 airplanes hover and tumble a few feet off the ground, will be on display throughout the event.
Paid Pre-registrants get 10 free raffle tickets. Day-of event registrants get 2 free raffle tickets. Tickets will be sold for $1 or less (with volume purchases).
Raffle should be epic!
Directions to and a flyer for the event may be found at SLRCFA.com/airshow
The SLRCFA is not-for-profit organization representing serious radio control aeromodelers from around the Midwest, particularly the greater St. Louis metro area. The club has existed continuously for 36 years. The club flying field is well-known nationally for its exceptional location and facilities. The club facilities in Eureka are located at 788 Augustine Road, off highway 109 south of US 44 in the Meramec River Valley. For more information, visit SLRCFA.com.
(AMA Sanctioned Event)
During the flying months, we don't mess with club meetings unless we need to call one for a special reason. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the board at 636-429-2884.
We be campin' and we be flyin'.Plus, shootin' off fireworks.
Nothings more beautiful than SLRCFA field in July with planes in the air at dusk or in the morning, so we're putting them both together. Come out Saturday and fly. Come out Sunday morning and fly. If you choose, pitch at tent or camper and stay over night! If you stick around, we'll shoot some fireworks with you.
PLEASE REGISTER EVEN THOUGH EVENT IS FREE SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH FOOD TO PURCHASE. THANKS!
Be our guest to fly even if you're not an SLRCFA member. Fly from the 5th through the 8th. Just bring your AMA card and you're good-to-go.
SLRCFA has the right to refuse admittance with cause.
It's NATIONAL MODEL AVIATION DAY, and we're also gonna bring out the CombatONEs a day of grilling speed controllers and grilling burgers. All planes welcome. Guests welcome (must show proof of AMA insurance).
PLEASE REGISTER (IT'S FREE) SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD WE'LL NEED.
We'll be barbecuing and driving through each other's streamers. Regular flying permitted all day. Combat will be performed in intervals so everyone can fly. WE WILL EAT AROUND NOON.
From the spirit-airshow.com - December 2017:
CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Dec. 5, 2017 – Today, in celebration of the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet’s 40th Anniversary, the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo announced the event would be held in both 2018 and 2019, with the US Navy Blue Angels headlining the 2019 event.
“2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the F/A-18 Hornet’s first flight,” said John Bales, president of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show committee and Spirit of St. Louis Airport director. “2018 will kick off two years of airshows in St. Louis, celebrating these made-in-St. Louis aircraft, while also thrilling attendees with phenomenal performances from other historic and modern aircraft.”
The 2019 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show, scheduled for September 7-8, 2019, will be headlined by the US Navy Blue Angels in their made-in-Missouri Boeing F/A-18s.
Both airshows will be held at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Previous air shows had been held there in 2014 and 2016.
Additionally, in a change from previous years, all tickets will be sold online only.
“The event will also feature our phenomenal STEM expo on the ground, and will continue to inspire our next generation of leaders to take science, technology, engineering and math to the next level – and beyond,” Bales said.
Additional air show details will be announced in the coming months. For more information visit www.spirit-airshow.com.
Mark Sutherland, (314) 913-0674, firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's time to get some field and runway work done for this year and to be ready for next year. It doesn't stay nice by itself! ;-)
We gotta come together and get the field in shape for our guests for our September Warbirds Over St. Louis event. Come on out and we'll fly after we're done (FIELD CLOSED WHILE WORK IN PROGRESS). Here's the main stuff we'll be doing:
$20 landing fee includes pilots dinner.
Free for spectators!!
AMA SANCTION 221
AMA EVENT ID 3214506
St Louis R/C Flying Association has agreed to host the SuperFly again this fall and for the foreseeable future. That is right we are going to the center of the country. Last year was EPIC!
Over the past decade or so there has been a trend of segregated flying events based on the type of aircraft and flying style. What that accomplished is lower attendance and in fighting between fellow modelers over foolish things. SuperFly event series vision is to bring us all together and have fun with fellow R/C junkies. Large scale turbine vs EDF micro jet, Foam vs Balsa, 3d vs warbirds, Electric vs Fuel, etc, etc. We have proven all of those can play at the same venue and actually find out we all love model aviation! Big question mark for most is how do you control the flight line.
The answer is simple: we don’t the pilots do. Got a group of your buddies wanting to fly a warbird gaggle? No problem just get in line and let the fellows know that is your plan. Ask to please give us a few minutes doing formation worm burners. We are all sharing the same passion and it will blow you away how much fun this event concept has proven to be.
These guys (slrcfa.com) know how to do it and they will have a huge crowd of spectators to show off your masterpieces for. Speaking of that the awards will be very unique and hotly contested to win for the man cave ego wall. All custom made specifically for the SuperFly. Ten different categories and every one will be decided by peer judges:
Night time fun is on tap and has proven to be a highlight of the weekend. A SuperFly original, All the Fun Fly contest happen at night under the light towers! Back by overwhelming popular demand is the night pylon races. Having the fastest airplane doesn’t really mean much in this event. All of the fun fly events are structured so any type of airplane will be very competitive. The last pylon race was won by a Super Cub!
See everyone this fall and remember if it flies bring it. Balsa gliders and up from there!
We're gonna get schooled on how to build flat EPP foamies (indoor or outdoor). Learn from the best how to get these together, keep them light, hinge them right, and make them last!
Our resident EPP scratch-building foamie expert and 2018 co-winner of the Builder of the Year award, Bob Scheppele, will be leading the demonstration.
We will be at the St. Louis County Library, The Daniel Boone Branch, which is just South of Clayton on Clarkson Road in Ellisville, on the West side of Clarkson. Click here for a map. The following picture is what you're looking for:
It' s time to break out the Toys for the Tots, the Toys for the Big Boys (rc planes) and the Chili. It's our annual Toys for Tots and Chili Fly.
Non-SLRCFA members are welcome. Just need proof of AMA. Invite your friends!
We'll eat around noon. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning if you're there early.
If you're flying, make sure to bring:
LOCATION AND TOPICS TBD
It's exciting to give and get gifts, and we can get the ball rolling December 19th, 2019, from 6pm-9pm.
This year we'll have a delicious meal catered by Poor Richards, so click here to re-register and pay online or bring $10 to the event. We'll serve:
You'll need to get to 1 Coffey Park Ln in Eureka, MO. Here's the building...
We'll talk about our accomplishments in 2019 and our Vision for 2020. A big part of the night will be to make sure our QuickSTART members all get a chance to meet the "larger SLRCFA" membership.
IMPORTANT REASON TO ATTEND: We will vote on the new board members! If you can't be there, we'll allow an electronic vote prior to the meeting.
It's a tradition, it's 2020, and we're flying on the first day of the year.
Bring your plane out and we'll git to flyin at 9ish. We draw for first flight, then everybody get's in the air, if they dare. Members only for first flight drawing, but spectators and guests of members are welcome.
(c) 2016, St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association