Welcome to the Spirits
What's special about the Spirits of St. Louis R/C Flying Club
The Spirits’ field is ~12 acres of fun surrounded by farm fields and blue skies. Our amenities include a 600’ asphalt runway, paved taxiways, a 24’ x 36’ pavilion with ceiling fans, run-up tables, picnic tables, helipad, electricity along the flight line, gravel parking lot and restroom. The grass is commercially mowed to a height suitable for most planes. From micro to GIANT scale; airplane, helicopter, control line or sailplane, electric, nitro or gas, Spirits of St. Louis R/C Flying Club, Inc. is the Best Flying Site in the area.
The Spirits flying field is located at 73 Amrein Road, St. Charles, MO 63303 Lat. 38.702006, Long. -90.577898
Use your GPS, look us up in MapQuest or Google Maps, or click here to go to our Directions page.
At the left you find a series of quick links to various areas, explore have fun, and please let us have your feedback. Send any comments to the Webmaster.
As updates and new features are added we will do our best to inform you by posting the information and links in this area. Some features allow you to click on them to see more. PLACE YOUR MOUSE ON THE IMAGE TO STOP THE SLIDE SHOW.
This new version of the Online Newsletter allows for the integration of You Tube video, and sound. You also have access to an interactive table of contents, full search function (use the box at the upper right of the page), printing and much more. Take the time to check it by Clicking Here. The standard PDF version of the newsletter is still available by clicking here. The print version of the newsletter is limited to 8-pages. The online version is unlimited and is 15 pages this month.
A new "Name the Plane Contest"! has started for May. Identify all four of this months aircraft correctly, and have a chance to win two great prizes. Including a $20.00 gift certificate to "Mark Twain Hobby"
Click the above link for rules and more details
Race rules recently updated to include electric aircraft. Click the link to see the new rules.
The main Gallery Page has been modified to include a video gallery showcasing 9 interesting videos. If you would like your video showcased send a link to the webmaster.
Every Spring members begin expressing their concerns on whether or not our field is go to flood. Click the above link too the "Nation Weather Service / Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service for up to date river levels and the chance of flooding
Thank you to Dale Buchanan for finding this interesting and useful link. You can see aircraft positions from all over the world. Check it Out! There is a permanent Link on the bottom left of the home page.
On this page we hope to share many RC projects of all types and sizes. Active 11/04/2012
May's "Name the Plane Contest" has begun! A contest with a new plane for you to identify each week. There will be a monthly winner, prizes and a Grand Prize winner announced at the annual Meeting at the Field in September.
Click the above link for rules and more details
A Google Calendar application was added to the Local Events Page that lists most RC events in the St. Louis area in one place. Active 2/21/2013. This page posts other events occurring around the St. Louis metro area. We try to support fellow RC hobbyists by presenting information about their events on this page. Active 10/22/2012
It is a very interesting collection of RC aviation, WWII aviation, full scale aviation, tips, processes, procedures and unlimited enjoyment. We at Spirits urge you to take a look at this collection and marvel at the aviation information herein. Continually updated.
Speed on 2 Pylon Course Related to Lap Times 2/25/2013
Links to Spirits' Marketing Materials
Added to bottom of this page. 10/28/2012
Links to archived Spirits' newsletters back to 2001. Active 10/26/2012
Links to archived Spirits' photos back to 2001. Active 10/26/2012
Useful Links to Resources, Manufacturers, Distributors, Hobby Shops, Organizations, and other Items of Interest. Now with links to more than 30 manufacturers, more than 45 distributors, 11 organizations, 9 links for beginners, and over 20 links to other RC clubs and organizations.
Active 10/15/2012, continually updated send a link to add to the webmaster.
The Spirits' is a private non-for-profit radio control flying club located in St. Charles, Missouri. Visitors are always welcome as spectators and pilots. You must be a current AMA member to fly at our field. If you are just getting into the hobby or been flying for a while, give us a test flight. We think you will be happy with our club
Please take time to explore our site through the tabs and embedded links to learn more about our hobby and our organization.
Spectators Always Welcome!
Flying daily from 9 AM until Dark. Come and watch our members fly and enjoy our private park.
A snapshot of Spirits' Activities
Images are provided by several of our talented members. Do you have some images to share? Send them to the Webmaster.
The slide show will start automatically. It may take one or two slides for the description to sync with the photos, we are aware of this issue and working on it. To pause the slide show, simply place your mouse over the image. Thumbnails now appear as a filmstrip below the main image. Click on any image in the filmstrip to go directly to that image. You may advance or rewind by clicking the arrows on the sides-of the image. For information on how to save or print these images, click here
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Our club is open to anyone interested in R/C flying. AMA members may fly up to 4 times as a guest before membership is required. Membership is annual and runs from Jan. 1 thru Dec. 31 each year.
Check out the membership tab above for more details.
The Spirits conduct many R/C flying events every year. Events are open to all Spirits' Members, and many are open to anyone with an current AMA card may attend. See our Events Page for more details.
73 Amrein Road, St. Charles, MO 63303 Lat. 38.702006, Long. -90.577898
From Hwy 94 & Jungs Station (10 minutes) - SOUTH on Jungs Station (it crosses the Katy Trail and turns into Greens Bottom Rd.), turn LEFT on Amrein Rd. (just past the stop sign) we are about 0.6 miles down Amrein Rd. on your RIGHT.
From Hwy 94 & Kisker Rd.(10 minutes) - SOUTH on Kisker to Towers, LEFT on Towers, (just before Pitman Hill) RIGHT on Caulks Hill, RIGHT on Greens Bottom Rd., turn LEFT on to Amrein Rd., we are about 0.6 miles down Amrein Rd. on your RIGHT.
Ever wanted to try to fly an R/C plane?
At Spirits we offer free intro flights for newcomers to the hobby. If you decide to join and get into the hobby, the staff of Spirits' volunteer instructors will get you flying in no time and solo sooner than you think.
Check out the Flight Instruction tab above for more details.
All documents below are in PDF format.
Spirits' Poster 11" x 17" [Select "shrink oversized pages" when printing] (general information flyer)
Spirits' Tri-Fold 8.5" x 11" (2012)
Spirits' Suggested Purchase List (suggested planes and equipment for newcomers)
Spirits' Getting Started Flyer 11" x 17" (general information and terms about the R/C flying hobby)