SLRCFA (St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association) is a not-for-profit Missouri association that has been in existence since the mid-1980s. A place to fly quality hobby-quality model aircraft (as opposed to toy-grade), has always been a challenge for RC (radio control) aircraft enthusiasts. SLRCFA has consistently met this challenge for the St. Louis area and the greater Midwest by offering near-airport grade flying media (grass plus paved runways) with the best of accoutrements for the avid flyer (electricity, bathrooms, shelter, safety and no-tree SPACE TO FLY).
Because of this tremendous flying facility in Eureka, Missouri, SLRCFA is known as one of the best places to fly in the country.
Because SLRCFA's mission includes members being ambassadors for both the association and the hobby at-large, leadership started an annual "Fly In" in 2006. Originally dedicated to high-cost jets, later high-performance aerobatic aircraft, scale WWI aircraft and other "giant scale" airplanes were added. The event drew so many spectators, that it was renamed the Model Aviation Airshow, while is is still called the SLRCFA "Big Bird and Jet Fly-In" by many.
After ten years, the event has become a regular part of many folks annual planning for their June family fun, and attracts dozens (this year we hope "hundreds") of pilots from around the country.
Some fun facts about SLRCFA: