MODEL AVIATION AIRSHOW
2021

Click here for event registration page
(ONLY PILOTS NEED TO REGISTER)

Click here for directions to event



Backgrounder:

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:

  • Membership capped at 100 total
  • Board is volunteer-led (click here for current board of directors)
  • Roughly 1/3 fly aerobatic or 3D model aircraft (click here for Wiki page)
  • Roughly 1/6 build and fly scale WWII aircraft
  • Roughly 1/6 build and fly model jet turbine aircraft
  • Virtually 100% of the club members also fly smaller electric aircraft
  • SLRCFA is 34 years old (founded in 1987)
  • SLRCFA has flying model builders and flyers of every type, including rotor-drones, helicopters and gliders.
  • Average spend in the hobby by a club member is over $2,000 per year, with some spending $20,000 to $100,000 per year. However, dues are structured so that any fun-loving aero modeler is welcome.


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