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For many years, LARKS has had a deep community involvement, donating over $40,000 to various charities.
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LARKS September Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday September 1st, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
Can we now fly higher than 400 feet? This question was answered by the AMA last week.

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.
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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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AMA Members can visit the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana. It is dedicated to collecting and preserving significant pieces of aeromodeling history.
Dave finally decided to build this kit. In this three part series, he goes from the build to the first flight.
Build of the CrazE Wing from Tower
October 8, 2016
Sanction #16/1259. Fly with us at beautiful lake Murray! Registration on site 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
Day 1-From opening the kit, to gluing on the fuselage.
Day 2 we will finish the build and get it ready for flight. Will post the results next newsletter
Day 3-First flight test TBA
In a letter, dated July 7, 2016, the FAA states:

“…model aircraft may be flown consistently with Section 336 and agency guidelines at altitudes above 400 feet when following a community-based organization’s safety guidelines.”
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We had a visitor at the August meeting. Stephen Avila discussed the Lexington Technical Center and its program to get the younger generation interested in flight. They build and design planes out of foam board, power them with smaller electric motors.

They are in need of spare building parts, motors, radios and servos. He's also asking for presentations for the classes. If you can help with any of the above, email Stephen at
 August 2016

Hobby Shop of the Month
One of our newest sponsors is the Hobbytown at Northpointe Shopping Center, Columbia, SC.
They have a good selection of parts, radios, RC Cars, models, and even planes.
They have a large section devoted to the model train enthusiast. Go visit them!
September 9-10, 2016
Sanction #16/382. Giant Scale Warbirds on Military or Civilian paint. Electrical outlets for charging. Restrooms, overnight camping, no hook ups. Concessions available. Landing fees $20. 90x1000 runway. Contact CD for more information.
Firetower Giant Warbird Fly In
Site: Firetower Flyers Club Field
Timothy Murrell CD PH: 864.313.4957
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