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Right now the forecast for Sunday is great.
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 2018 Model Aviation Airshow with six-rotor camera drones filming the entire event!
A full press-kit is available at SLRCFA.com/Airshow
For the TWELFTH 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 (slrcfa.com/event-2767329) 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 Sanction 222)
All members are welcome at the Board Meetings.
CLICK HERE FOR BOARD MEETING AGENDA (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
(RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL)
Late June will have us building CombatONEs for the club meeting. We'll get one done from scratch so you can see how to build your own, and we'll schedule a group build for a Saturday for all who show up and pony up for a group parts purchase. Of course, we'll demo some CombatONE flying for everyone, perhaps some night flying with those glowing wings!
Thanks or being part of the best RC club in the Midwest!
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.
Be our guest if you're not an SLRCFA member. Just bring your AMA card and you're good-to-go.
Come and spend the day, celebrate the enjoyment and wonder of our hobby. See flying demonstrations and displays of model aircraft. Spectators always welcome!
This is the chance for all SLRCFA members to get together, grill something and have some fun!
We'll be doing some fun stuff, to include:
We gotta come together and get the field in shape for our guests for our September and October events. Come on out and we'll fly after we're done (FIELD CLOSED WHILE WORK IN PROGRESS).
$20 landing fee includes pilots dinner.
Free for spectators!!
AMA SANCTION 221
More to come on this major annual event!
AMA SANCTION 220
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!
If you're flying, make sure to bring:
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!!
The timbers of Eureka is South of Augustine on the East side of 109. Click here for a map. The following picture is what you're looking for:
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 2018 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show, scheduled for October 13-14, 2018, will feature the Canadian CF-18 demo team. Also joining the event for the first time will be the USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration team. These two dynamic teams will be joined by Skip Stewart in his aerobatic biplane and various other tactical air demonstrations.
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, email@example.com
Sarah Reed, (314) 810-6274, firstname.lastname@example.org
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