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GPS: N 33 49.151 W 81 24.580
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The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) today announced a new partnership with Aero-News Network’s (ANN) Airborne Unlimited Daily News to produce the “AMA Drone Report,” a video series that will cover the latest news and educational opportunities in the recreational drone and model aircraft community.
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I don't know about you, but I love WWII Warbirds, especially bombers and twin engine fighters. From the moment I saw video of this beauty, I couldn't wait to get one for my hanger.

Motion RC has a great review and videos of this impressive plane. Imagine the envy of your fellow pilots when you showed up with this four engine, 63 inch monster.......
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I have purchased several Warbirds from Motion RC. They have a great selection of scale RC planes from several manufacturers.
Herb has been a LARKS member for the past 3+ years.
He has been an AMA member for over 47years. Currently he's flying a whole fleet of different planes, but his favorite is the Fokker DR1

AMA Model Aviation Plans
The meeting was held on February 2nd. We discussed a possible new site, located at 1347 Cedar Creek Road, Pelion, SC. The site sounds promising and the field is 1800 feet long by 500 feet wide.
Freewing B-17
An expert pilot, you'll find him on weekends at LARKS East and at events throughout the southeast. He's also a member of the Flying Tigers and the Kershaw County Flyers.

The website is also a great place for information on building, flying, and just about anything else pertaining to our hobby.
Sanction #17/95. General admission $5, children and spouses free. Doors open to public at 8am. Vendors receive 1 admission with table. Wall tables $15, isle tables $10. Vendors set up 6-9pm Fri, 7-8am on Sat. Email CD for table reservations. Food and drinks available.
Sponsor: Statesville Flyers RC Club, INC.
Roger Stutts CD PH: 704-450-0076
Huge Fokker DR1
AMA Expo East is right around the corner. It will be held February 24-26 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.
February 18, 2017
Flying Tigers SwapShop/Chili Cook-off$20.00 landing fee, over 2500.00 in prizesTony Turner, CD: 843 687-7525 Site: 1443 McKnight Rd, Scranton, SC 29591
McEntire Joint National Guard Base
Don't Forget!! Joe Nall is just around the corner5/13/2017 - 5/20/2017 -- Site: Triple Tree Aerodrome. They have some new rules for setting up camping and RV sites. Check them out!
We now have an updated member roster for the club. (as of Feb 2017) from Paul Bergstrand.
Herb Dickerson brought up that he was working on a flight demonstration at the McEntire ANG Base, in Eastover SC, on 5-7 May 2017. Flights will be from the taxiway to the field.
We discussed the need for Runway material for the site. Click the image for a Google Earth's view and below for map.
1347 Cedar Creek Road, Pelion, SC.
YouTube Video of it's flight
Other Upcoming Events in South Carolina and the Southeast Region
April 1, 2017
Sanction #17/8. The April 1st Larks Fly In is back at Larks Main Field (1800 Ben Franklin Rd Leesville SC) exits 44 and 39 from I-20.

This is an Old Fashion Fun Fly to say goodbye to this ole field that served us for more than 35 years! There is one runway and one heli area, it's best not to fly scale jets from this runway, everything else is fine.
Hallman Memorial Fly-In Site: 1800 Franklin Road, Leesville, SC
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Michael Gill CD PH: 803-209-0719
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LARKS March Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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.
For many years, LARKS has had a deep community involvement, donating over $40,000 to various charities.
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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