SLRCFA (St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association) is a not-for-profit Missouri assocation 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 accoutriments 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 2009. 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 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:
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WORLD-CLASS FLYING MODEL AIRCRAFT EVENT – TENTH STRAIGHT YEAR IN ST. LOUIS!
SLRCFA hosts Model Aviation Airshow “Fly-in” with ginormous aerobatic aircraft, huge jet aircraft, and full-size aircraft
With major news outlets covering 2016’s Model Aviation Airshow, attendance was “huge.” 2017 is expected to extend the trend. Imagine huge 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. Imagine .
Now imagine thousands attending the 2017 Model Aviation Airshow with six-rotor camera drones filming the entire event!
A full press-kit is available at SLRCFA.com/ModelAviationAirshow2017
For the ELEVENTH 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.
Directions to and a flyer for the event may be found at SLRCFA.com/event-2422057
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 over 30 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.
For more information, to schedule an interview, or visit the SLRCFA.com field, please contact
Marshall L. Henley, SLRCFA Communications Director, at 314.378.8663 or webmaster@SLRCFA.com.