Lake Area Radio Kontrol Society

An FAA Recognized FRIA Site

AMA Club #753

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

To be a member of Larks with flying privileges, you must be an active member of the AMA, you must be registered as a Recreational UAV operator with the FAA ( and you must have completed the TRUST test (visit for more information).

Schedule an appointment to meet with our flight instructors through the FB page or email us at

To join LARKS, email your name, address and cell number to In the subject line write I want to join LARKS. We will contact you with more information.


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Club Meeting - Thursday October 12th - at Larks at 6:00pm (rain or shine) at Larks. Flying permitted before and after the meeting. Presentation by the Nominating Committee of the potental club officers for 2024.

Club Meeting - Thursday November 9th - at 6pm Mr. Gatti's on Ruth. Family and guests invited to join us and enjoy the full Mr. Gatti's buffet. Election of club officers for 2024.

55th anniversary / Academy of Model Aeronautics Model Aviation Day Airshow - Saturday, November 11th. AMA sanction #15471, Event Director Wesley White. Free event to all spectators. Pilots' safety meeting/flag raising/invocation/recognition at 9:30am. Pilot registration $30 and includes lunch. RV parking with hookups - $20 per day. Pilots must be current AMA member, registered with the FAA and their aircraft must be marked IAW FAA requirements. Airplanes and helicopters types to be present: Scale, Sport, Bi-planes, Helicopters, Electric and Turbine Jets and Aerobatic aircraft. Lunch prepared by Iron Pit BBQ and Boobie's Backyard BBQ. Car show, jump house, face painting, full scale fly-bys, full scale helicopter static display and flight simulator available. Airshow demonstrations performed throughout the day. Come join us, this is going to be big!

Early arrivals (pilots) welcome on November 10th

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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

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

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