The Lake Area Fun Flyers Squadron (LAFFS) was started in 1988 by three men who had been flying control line and radio controlled airplanes
for many years. After several meetings, and a search for a proper flying site, Gene Hatfield
, Les Holmuth and Dick Turpin applied
to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
The club became official in 1989 with the certification of number 3805.
The LAFFS flying
is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. We have been granted use of a sixty-acre parcel of land owned by the
city of Fairfield Bay.
Our well maintained grass landing strip is 700 feet long with safety barriers on each side to protect both
pilots and spectators. A complete trainer plane unit is kept on site to facilitate getting potential members “in the air” as soon
as possible. Instructor Robert Haynes
is always willing and ready to hook any new member or interested person up to the Buddy Box
system to insure a safe and successful experience.
LAFFS’ number one goal is to help the hobby of radio controlled airplane flying grow by encouraging participation. We especially reach
out to the younger generation as shown on our past events and photo album
pages. Both genders and all ages are welcome.