L.A.R.K.S. is short for Lima Area Radio Kontrol Society. Our annual membership dues averages between $50-$75 per member. We have been in existence since the '60's. The Club was originally located on State Route 81, just East of Marimor School , until the developement of the park by the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park. We are now located on State Route 309, about 2 miles West of Elida. Watch for the sign on the South side of the road , go over R.R. tracks and you are at the field.
In the past , our club has hosted I.M.A.A. 1/4 scale Fly Ins. Pilots from all over Ohio and surrounding states participated. We are currently planning several events for this year. Stay tuned to the events page for upcoming event dates and times. Also, scheduled for this year is our annual Swap Shop. This event is open to the public to buy , sell , and swap R/C items. We also have open flying at our swap shop and the clubs trainer plane on hand for anyone to take a test flight with an instructor.
The club has displayed airplanes at the Lima Mall , Bluffton Air Show, and other places to show people who we are and what we do. We have put on flying demonstrations at special events such as for the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home and for Elida and Perry Schools.
L.A.R.K.S. promotes the hobby as a family sport. We offer the club members spouse a free membership.
We welcome you to the flying field to watch our members fly their aircraft. We provide, at no cost to our members, Student Night (Tuesday) for our members that need to be taught to fly. This is one of the ways that we perpetuate the growth in our club. We teach you, then you teach another member.
To join the club, go to the New Membership page on our website, see one of our members or contact Rod Metz by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail Rod at 123 W. Auglaize St. Wapakoneta,Ohio 45895. Phone #(419)738-2007 L.A.R.K.S. requires A.M.A. insurance.
2017 CLUB OFFICERS
Vice President- TBD
Senior Training Coordinator
*Safety Officer- Don Thompson
*Trustees- Ben Burden, Randy Degen, Dave Baum, Joe Nichols
*Election Committee- Joe Nichols, Bob Loescher, JP Metz
*A.M.A Designated Flight Instructors- Gary Williams, Allen Omlor
*Budget Committee- John Lugibill, Gary Williams, Allen Omlor, Rod Metz