Welcome to GSLMA (Greater Saint Louis Model Association)

Since 1960, GSLMA has worked to advance model aviation in cooperation with St Louis County Parks. The flagship accomplishment of both organizations is the Buder Model Airfield Complex with dedicated facilities for all forms of aeromodeling, including paved runways and support structures. The airfield is located at MO-141 and I-44 in Valley Park, MO.

GSLMA is supported entirely by a volunteer staff. There are no paid staffers or permanent headquarters.

To fly at Buder Park, St Louis Ordinance 616.180 requires flyers to have Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership AND a GSLMA-issued flying permit.

Permit fee is $30.00 per year.  It is required by law to have a permit to use Aircraft and Control Line areas.  Penalty for using these areas without a permit can be up to $1000 dollars and or 1 year in jail.

Junior permit 16 years and younger $1.00 per year.

Buder Permit

Flyers NOT having a valid permits are subject to arrest by Park Rangers. Upon conviction, the maximum penalty is specified by St Louis County Ordinance 616.190.

Questions may be directed to the GSLMA President, Tony Vitiello at epasta1@charter.net