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March 2017

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 April Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday,April 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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Utah to consider flights over 400 feet as a misdemeanor

UPDATE 3/2/2017:
Thanks to everyone’s efforts, an amendment was added to S.B. 111 clarifying that anyone who flies model aircraft for recreation must either comply with SB111 OR the Special Rule For Model Aircraft.

The Special Rule For Model Aircraft, sometimes referred to as Section 336 or 14 CFR 101 Subpart E, recognizes community-based safety programming and allows our members to operate under our programming which includes flight over 400 feet.
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.
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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I knew that Flight Simulator Training Would Pay Off Sometime!
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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.....
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Another Warbird! This one's been out for a while and is about the best Corsair you can find.

This Giant Scale, 85 inch wingspan, 60 cc WWII Fighter has fascinated me since the late 70's with the television show, Baa Baa Black Sheep and the exploits of Pappy Boington.

Might be a little pricey for some, but this one has quality written all over it.
Wikipedia-Black Sheep Squadron
Hanger 9
Club News-March
Hobby Shop of the Month
Horizon Hobby has been a LARKS Event Sponsor in the Past and has been one of the go-to online retailers for many years. Home to Spektrum Radios and a plethora of RC aircraft, cars, tanks, and multi-rotor, if you can dream about it (RC wise), they've got it.
AMA Model Aviation Plans
The meeting was held on March 2nd. We have a 5 year lease on our new field:
         Hanger 9 F4D-Corsair
A Pair of Precious Metal '51's from the 2016 Nall
McEntire Joint National Guard Base
In August 1943, a group of twenty-seven young men under the leadership of Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (who was later awarded the Medal of Honor) were joined together to form the original "Blacksheep" of VMF-214.
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.
Construction to begin shortly. We have one new member:
Van Baugh
1347 Cedar Creek Road, Pelion, SC.
YouTube Video of their flight
April 8, 2017
Sanction #17/16. Come join the fun by flying off our 600x60' grass runway with a 300x15' section of US 230 textile fabric. Swap and shop ok. Landing fee $20 which includes lunch. 9am pilots meeting.
Spring Fly-In
Site: Gaston Club Field, Gaston, SC
Sponsor: Congaree Flyers
Walter Williams CD PH: 803-939-1476
April 21-22, 2017
Sanction #17/133. Giant scale warbirds, all eras in military or civilian paint schemes. 80" Mono, 60" multiwing. Turbine 144" Wing & fuse length. Camping welcome, no hookups. Register & flyer on website.
Sod Busters Spring Warbird Rally
Site: 8840 Camden Hwy., Rembert, SC
Sponsor: Carolina Sod Busters
Gilbert Cofer CD PH: 704/791-2518
April 8, 2017
Sanction #17/480. Fly in Swap meet 100x100 grass runway. Camping available, no hookups. Restrooms, power for charging, concessions available. No channel 20. Landing fee/swap fee $15 includes lunch. Gates open 7:30am
Any Size Warbird and Swap Meet
Site: Club Field, Piedmont, SC
Sponsor: Firetower Flyers
Joseph Vaughn CD PH: 864.859.2788
April 22-23, 2017
Sanction #17/408. Events; 401-404, 406 (JSO). Beautiful flying site! No hook ups. Field open for practice on Friday
21st Annual Grand Strand Pattern Classic
Site: Green Sea Airport, SC
Sponsor: Coastal AeroModelers
Marvin Marozas CD PH: 843/546-8954
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LARKS Events
Other Upcoming Events in South Carolina and the Southeast Region
(Busy Two Months!!!)
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. 8AM-5 PM
Landing Fee: $20.00

This is an Old Fashion Fun Fly to say goodbye to this old 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.

Lunch with soda and chips and a Raffle
Hallman Memorial Fly-In
Site: 1800 Franklin Road, Leesville, SC
Sponsor: Lexington Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS)
Michael Gill CD PH: 803-209-0719