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.
 RC Pilot flight training every Tuesday, starting at 4PM at LARKS West Field. Visitors are welcome!

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     Leesville, SC 29070
     GPS: N 33 49.151 W 81 24.580
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  Plane of the Week (July 16, 2016)
On Friday July 15th, the AMA announced that the House and Senate passed a 14 month FAA extension, "affirming our right to fly within the AMA's community-based safety program."

They continue to work with the FAA and Congress to strengthen our position.

This does not stop the requirement for FAA registration, so keep the EMail letter. I have laminated the portion of the letter with the registration info and keep it in my wallet.
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Dave Andersen-LARKS Webmaster.
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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.
Wayne has been a member of LARKS for the last 6 years and and the AMA since 1972.

An advanced RC pilot, he's currently the club's vice president (elected for a second term on November 5th).
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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Wikipedia page on the F-104. Great history of the jet that first served with the USAF in 1958. (It was also the first plastic model airplane that I ever built, so it brings back fond memories.)

Political intrigue, scandals, world records, and it's German nickname, "Witwenmacher " ("The Widowmaker) make for an interesting read!
Wikipedia Page - F-104 Starfighter
The star of the show! Marcus Kim put on a fantastic display of his heli prowess at the 2016 Scout Benefit!!
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SECURITY NOTAM- Republican National Convention, Cleveland, OH (7/17-7/22)
Jul 14, 2016 12:46 PM
AMA Members can visit the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana. It is dedicated to collecting and preserving significant pieces of aeromodeling history.
Inspired by that great looking F-104 at the Nall, I went searching for one a little smaller and more affordable.

Motion RC has this kit coming soon. If you want one, you'd better pre-order. I have a feeling they'll go fast!
Motion RC
F-104 Starfighter at the Nall
Super couple days! The Larks Fly In For Scouts was a great success!

We had some awesome flying, turbines, glow, gas, electric, quads, night flying, you name it and it flew!

A Big Thank You to all participants!!!!

And we must thank our sponsors for their help:
CJ's Hobby (Lake City, SC)
Tower Hobbies
Chief Aircraft

In the end, the Scouts walked away with over $1,700, an amount that makes a difference!

Till next time,
Steve L (cd)
Photos from the 2016 LARKS Fly-In for Scouts
Top Gun 2016 Compilation
Frank Tiano Top Gun Competition in Lakeland Florida, April 27 - May 1, 2016

Check out the video at 2:25 for the Starfighter roll-out in this YouTube compilation. Great flying demo!
Top Gun 2016 Compilation
Two for the Price of One!
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F-104 Starfighter from Skymaster USA for the Lottery Winners!
July 23, 2016
Sanction #16/253. Fly what you bring. 1000' grass runway. $20 landing fee includes pilots lunch, additional lunches $6. Registration 8am. Hot weather, cool flying!
Blue Ridge SC Summerfun
Gary Gilbert CD PH: 864.299.586
August 26-27, 2016
Sanction #16/300. Giant Scale Warbirds from all eras in military or civilian paint schemes. 80' monoplane/60' multiwing. Large, beautiful flying site with unobstructed approaches. Preregistration and event flyer on website. A GSWA event.
Sod Busters Warbird Rally
Site: 8840 Camden Hiway, Rembert SC
Sponsor: CAROLINA SOD BUSTERS (facebook Page)
Gilbert Cofer CD PH: 704/791-2518
Site: Piedmont, SC
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LARKS Events for 2016
October 8, 2016
Sanction #16/1259. Fly with us at beautiful lake Murray! Registration at 8:30am. $20 landing fee includes lunch. Help LARKS support Harvest Hope Food Bank.
LARKS 20th Annual Float Fly
Site: Rawls Point On Lake Murray
Sponsor: LARKS
Paul Bergstrand CD PH: 803.582.8298
Newsletter from July, 18, 2016