Lake Area Radio Kontrol Society

Guests, spectators and future pilots are always welcome when members are present.

Check our Facebook page as members often post when they are flying.

What does it take to learn to fly? Basically time and practice. Larks has a flight simulator so you can safety learn the basics of flying and gain some confidence before moving into the club's trainer. The club's trainer is equipped with a dual transmitter setup known as a 'buddy box'. Both the instructor and the student pilot have a transmitter. The instructor has full control of the airplane until he pushes a button and intentionally transfers control to the student pilot. When the instructor needs to take control, he simply releases the button and he immediately has full control again. Most students learn to solo within 25 flights.

Larks is the premier model airplane club in Southwest Louisiana. Larks is associated with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) which is the national association supporting model aviation. You can learn more about the AMA at www.modelaircraft.org.

Schedule an appointment to meet with our flight instructors through the FB page or email us at Larksrc@yahoo.com.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Club Meeting - October 15th, 9:30am at LARKS Field. Nomination of Club Officers and discussion regarding our annual Christmas party in December. Open flying after the meeting. Bring a friend or two and come enjoy the flying and fellowship.


Community Fun Fly - October 15th, 11am to 3pm at LARKS Field. Free to all guest pilots, spectators and supporters of model aviation. Guest pilots must be members of the AMA and registered with the FAA. If the aircraft is AMA legal, it is welcome to fly. All club and AMA safety rules enforced. Flight sim and club trainer will be available for guests to use. Guests are welcome to learn more about model aviation and LARKS. Email your questions to Larksrc@yahoo.com and follow our page on FB. Lunch will be available.






Bo Hinch Field

Use your Map App and search for 'Larksfield Rd'.

LARKS was formed in 1968 as a hobby club dedicated to the advancement of model aviation and the promotion and enjoyment of the hobby/sport of flying radio controlled (R/C) model aircraft. The founding "Charter" members of LARKS are: Ned Barnes, John Embry, Ron Hicken, Charlie Staton, Dick VanDyke, and Jim VanDyke. Approximately 50-60 members make up the LARKS family. The Lake Area Radio Kontrol Society has been a Louisiana corporation since 1976.

LARKS owns it own miniature airport, Hinch Field, which is situated on approximately four acres of land in Carlyss, LA. Hinch Field, one of the finest R/C flying sites on the Gulf Coast, is located of Louisiana Highway 108 and Murl Ellender Road, west of Southland Airport, which is located about seven miles south of Sulphur, LA. The easiest way to find us is to enter 'Larksfield Rd' into your map app. LARKS has been flying at this beautiful Field since 1972. There are signs on highway 108 and Murl Ellender Road directing traffic to Hinch Field. Our airport is open to the public during flying times. The regular "Club" day to fly is Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. However, there may be members flying any day of the week. LARKS also holds fly-in's and airshows at various times of the year to promote fellowship and model aviation. During our airshows, we have a program whereby any member of the public will be given the opportunity to fly a "basic trainer" R/C model airplane.

Southwest Louisiana has been the site of four AMA Nationals (NATS), hosted by LARKS. The NATS were held here in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1986. The NATS is a competitive event involving all of model aviation and attracts participants from around the world.

For club information or information about flying lessons, email us at larksrc@yahoo.com

Members: Pay Your Dues Here:

(Flying privileges at LARKS require AMA membership, LARKS membership and FAA pilot registration)

Make Dues Payments or Registrations to LARKS via PAYPAL HERE