On Saturday, July 29, James and the crew laid down our Geotextile runway . As you can see from the Photo below, they did a fine job!! Still working on power and water. Tentative opening date is September 16, 2017.
As you can see, we have wide open spaces. Trees to the West to block some of the wind and it's fairly secluded. About a 35 minute drive south from the Columbia Airport.
Directions from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport
3250 Airport Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29170
Head southwest on Airport Blvd toward Air Commerce Dr for 0.9 mi
Turn left onto Lexington Dr for312 ft
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto John N. Hardee Expy for 0.6 mi
Turn right onto SC-302. Drive 9.9 mi
Continue straight to stay on SC-302 for 10.6 mi
Turn left onto State Rd S-32-45
Field Rules *rules subject to change without notice:
You Must be an AMA member to fly
You must be a LARKS Open Member to use this facility unless you're a guest of a LARKS member. Guests are allowed 3 visits per calander year
Out of town visitors may contact a officer for permission to fly
No Alcohol or Drugs allowed
All AMA Safety Rules Apply
All Club Officers, Field Manager & Safety Officer(s) have the authority to ground you and/or ask you to leave for any unsafe operations of aircraft or abuse of the field
Hours; 24/7, only electrics after sunset, no glow or gas aircraft before 8am.
Selected dates the field may be closed due to hunting activities.
AMA rules apply to all of our flying fields, we also have a No Alcohol Policy at each field unless noted for a special event, etc.
This is the New LARKS flying field that features a 100 foot Geotextile runway that is 40 feet wide. We have a large fly over area and we fly anything from small electrics to giant scale and sport turbine jets. The cost of this membership is $100. plus a one time initiation of $50., you must also maintain a AMA Open membership. This membership level allows you access to our East field, as well. You are a full open member at this level.
LARKS West Grand Opening
When- November 4, 2017
LARKS is celebrating the Grand Opening of our new LARKS West field in Pelion, SC. The Festivities start with lunch and and ribbon cutting over the runway.
Free lunch served to LARKS Members and their guests. We will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. We will also have chips, barbeque beans, etc.
Just bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and someting to fly!