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Modern Turf Sod Farm
   5925 Peach Orchard Rd
   Dalzell, SC 29040
   GPS: N34 03.355 W80 25.517
For many years, LARKS has had a deep community involvement, donating over $40,000 to various charities.
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LARKS Main Field (Larks West)
LARKS East (Sod Farm)
1800 Ben Franklin Rd
     Leesville, SC 29070
     GPS: N 33 49.151 W 81 24.580
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LARKS September Meeting


Meeting Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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The AMA Government Relations team has been working hard this summer in Washington, D.C. and across the U.S. to represent and protect modelers. We are writing to give you an update on our efforts for the second quarter of 2017. Federal Government Relations By September 30, Congress is tasked to re...
Aug 11, 2017 7:26 PM
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We have been involved in introducing modeling to children of all ages, sending children to camp, doing flying demos at local schools, churches, and parks. We have also set up simulators and static displays at various locations as an educational experience to our community. We are always open to new ideas to promote our hobby to others in a safe way.
LARKS Mission Statement
To promote model aircraft building and flying as a family oriented hobby, to freely and openly share what we have collectively learned and experienced, and to provide an enjoyable, friendly and safe environment for our fellow hobbyists and guests.
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Past Newsletter Index
In case you missed one of the past newsletters, we now have an index of all the past newsletters since I took over as webmaster.....
Link of the Newsletter Index
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2017 Total Solar Eclipse by Ernie Wright of NASA
Total Eclipse August 21,2017
On Monday, August 21 the partial phase started at 1:12 PM EDT at "2 O' Clock on the Sun's disk. Totality started at 2:41 and the duration was be 2 minutes and 30 seconds. (all times are accurate to a few seconds, these times were taken for Batesburg- Leesville (just around the corner from the LARKS West field). Click the link above to share this once in a lifetime event.
AMA Model Aviation Plans
Mr Wright has put together a great web page explaining the first total eclipse visible in the United States in 38 years. He breaks down the science, so that those of us that are NOT rocket scientists can understand.
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LARKS Events
Other Upcoming Events in South Carolina and the Southeast Region
Photos from Dave Warner
Check out Dave's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome pics
Government Relations Update Aug 2017
October 14, 2017
Sanction #17/1178. At the end of the Campground Rd. Regstration @ 8:30am. $20 landing fee includes lunch. Help us support Harvest Hope Food Bank.
21st Annual Float Fly
Site: Rawls Point On Lake Murray, Gilbert,SC
Email: paulb.616862@yahoo.com
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Paul Bergstrand CD PH: 803.582.8298
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August 26, 2017
Sanction #17/532. 9am-2pm. IMAC, 3D, gliders, helicopters, quads, Warbirds, electric, gas, glow, no turbines. If you have something to sell, .. bring it! $10 fee.
Summerfest 2017 Fly-In and Swap Meet
Site: 240 Langrum Branch Rd., York, SC
Email: z747pilot@aol.com
Sponsor: York County Flyers, Inc.
Ed Talhame CD PH: 803-701-9669
September 25- October 1, 2017
Sanction #17/1624. Radios must be 2.4GHz. Please refer to website for pricing and updates.
E-Week
Site: 330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC 29388
Email: mjoelgregory@gmail.com
Sponsor: Triple Tree Aviators
Michael Gregory CD PH: 864-313-6572
September 15-16, 2017
Sanction #17/754. Giant scale Warbirds in Military or civilian paint. Electrical outlets for charging. Restrooms, overnight camping no hook ups. Concessions available. 90x1000 runway. Landing fees $20.
Firetower Giant Scale Warbirds Fly-In
Site: Club Field, 923 Massey Road, Piedmont, SC 29673
Email: tractornut@charter.net
Sponsor: Firetowerflyers.com
Timothy Murrell CD PH: 864.313.4957
New Field Update
The field is located at 1347 Cedar Creek Road, Pelion, SC. Click the link below for video and photos of the new site. James and his crew did a great job laying down the runway!
LARKS West's lease is up in October 2017. We will have a new field for use by September (est. 9/16/17.
New LARKS Field
Freewing's 80mm 12-Blade Metal EDF Avanti S Ultimate Sport Jet - (Plug-N-Play) - PNP is billed as the ultimate sport jet. Selling for 329.00 through Motion RC, I'd say it fits the bill and for the right price. You can see James flying this beauty at LARKS West.
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Collection of Solar Eclipse Photos on Google (prior to 2017)
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Eclipse Photos
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