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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 (New Field)
LARKS East (Sod Farm)
1347 Cedar Creek Road,
Pelion, SC. 29123
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LARKS Alcohol Policy
LARKS Applications
LARKS Flight Rules
AMA Safety Code (PDF)

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Club Meetings
LARKS May Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Flight Deck Restaurant
                 109-A Old Chapin Rd
                  Lexington, SC 29072
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Dave Andersen-LARKS Webmaster.
AMA News
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.
Community Involvement
E-Mail Notification
LARKS Fields
Humor of the Month
Past Newsletter Index
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.....
Link of the Newsletter Index
Wikipedia: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Special Links
Though retired in 2016 in the US, it still gives me goose bumps when I see one in a museum or on the RC flight line.

This Mach 2+ fighter played an important role in the Vietnam War and was still a major part of the US military in the 70's and 80's. It even saw service in the first Gulf War.

Over 5000 of these jets were built, making it the most produced American supersonic military aircraft.
Photo of the Month
Upcoming Events in South Carolina and the Southeast Region
Government Relations Update April 27,2018
East Field Waiver
LARKS East Membership
LARKS Main Membership Application
AMA Membership Renewal

Member Spotlight- Mike Gill
Mike has been the Club President for the past two years, a LARKS Member for the last 17 years and an AMA Member for 43 years!

Currently, he's flying a J-3 Cub, an MX-2, Viper Jet, Bandit Boomerang, and a T-28.

Next project is a 1/3 scale J-3 Neltiz Cub.
House of Representatives Passes FAA Reauthorization Act
Section 336, also known as the Special Rule for Model Aircraft was included

Featuring the latest photos and video from the field.
(April, 2018)

Freewing F-4D Phantom II Ultra Performance 8S 90mm EDF Jet - PNP
Motion RC has already sold out of their first two pre-orders. Looks like the next batch will be in sometime in June.

If you want your very own F-4 Phantom, get on the stick!. This is a 90 mm EDF, 12 blade fan with a 150 A ESC, scale operating nose door and landing lights, removable wings, and digital servos. Flies on 8 cells (2 X 4 cell or a 6 and a 2 cell) and 6 channel radio. Awesome!!!
LARKS West -Spring 2018
Ron Lindler sent me a great video. Might be some safety lesson in there somewhere.....
(Click image to view YouTube Video).
Motion RC

DJI and EENA launches program for Emergency Drones
From Drone Enthusiast: DJI and the European Emergency Number Association are working on a joint pilot program to use drones for European emergency serivces.
Aircraft Documentation Services
I found their booth in Toledo. Ordered a package for my Laser. They have photo packs and 3-Views for just about any scale project you can imagine.

They have over 8200 different color FotoPaks!

Formerly Bob's Aircraft Documentation, David and Janet Houk now run the business.
Safety News!
Plane of the Month
Mark Morris, of Palmetto Health was our guest at the Flight Deck Restaurant on April 5th.

Mark ran down the reasons for this nationwide push for first aid for serious wounds. He then told us the importance of stopping bleeding wounds and the use of packing gauze and tourniquets.

He gave us a demo on what to do, how to do it, and the importance of getting help as soon as possible. On Marks's advice we have updated the first aid kit and located it within the connex. The lock to the connex has been replaced with a combination lock (the same combination we all should already have for the gate).
Stop the Bleed Presentation
AMA Plans Service
AMA Flight School
May 18-19, 2018
Sanction #18/797. Events; 323-326. Location; Triple Tree Aerodrome. Stunt camp with Randy Smith, Derek Barry & Dave Fitzgerald on Thurs 5/17, followed by two days of CL stunt competition: Friday is Profile and Classic, Saturday is CLPA. C'mon down early!
Triple Tree CL Stunt Championship
Site: Triple Tree Aerodrome
Sponsor: Metrolina Control Line
Mark Weiss CD PH: 302-547-4917
May 25-27, 2018
Sanction #18/1146. Events; 411, 444, 460. Once again we have this great venue for us to fly 3 days of ALES, F5J and TD. Come out with your planes, fishing poles, and the whole family. Its all about the fun and good eating!
Mid-South Soaring Championship.
Site: Triple Tree Aerocome
Jeffrey Carr CD PH: 803-746-0033
May 26, 2018
Sanction #18/292. Landing fee $20 with free pilot lunch & raffle ticket. Extra lunches $5, water available, campers welcome - no hook-ups. Electricity for charging available.
Fly What You Buy at Joe Nall
Site: Club Field, Piedmont SC
Gary Gilbert CD PH: 864.299.5862

Speaking of Jets, James Duke is known for his squadron of electric ducted fan jets.He's always bringing something interesting to fly. (Click image for YouTube Video)
James' Jets
Video of the Month
This is the cabin at Rawls Point at the Spring Float Fly. Notice the shiny object in the foreground.. Its a Solar Oven with a solar relector! We used it to heat some Bushs' Beans for lunch. Worked great. In 3 hours, it got up to 270 F!
Mrs. Andersen ordered this terrific product from It's a must for you campers!
LARKS Events
1st Annual Spring Float Fly at Rawls Point was a success. Over 40 people joined us in the event.
Click here for photos and video of the event.
May 12-19, 2018
Sanction #18/164. 7 Flight lines including new FPV site, new premium RV sites. All campers and RV's welcome. See website for pricing and availability and all other information. See our new learning center with flight simulators!
Joe Nall Week
Site: Triple Tree Aerodrome,
330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff, SC
Sponsor: Triple Tree Aviators C/O Mike Gregory
Mark Weiss CD PH: 864-313-6572
Newsletter-April 2018