Welcome to the website for Lawton Area Fun Flyer Society (LAFFS). LAFFS was created in the early 1980’s as an AMA Chartered Club but was later disbanded due to several factors. In 2008 the club was reactivated in order to build a new flying field for the RC pilots of the Lawton/Ft. Sill Oklahoma area.
LAFFS is an AMA Chartered Club and abides by all rules and guidelines set forth by the AMA. We are proud to participate in the AMA District VIII.
The Lawton Area Fun Flyer Society promotes and encourages all types of flying within the RC hobby, including RC planes, RC helicopters, RC Gliders, Free Flight, as well as the new AMA Park Pilot Program.
For those at the club meeting last week who wondered how the transparent florescent red covering on my Lanzo Bomber would show up in the air, the answer is “pretty good”. It didn’t light up like I thought it would, but it’s still pretty visible. Intrepid LAFFers Ron Hipp, Mike Hervey, Sean Holmgren, Leonard Baker, and Tom Regan were also at the field this morning doing their thing. I estimated the wind at 6-7mph from the southeast.
While the day started out cloudy and uncertain with light sprinkles of rain early on, it turned into arguably the best “Wingz-n-Dawgz” ever–with sunshine, partly cloudy skies and many, many flights by all 22 registered pilots by early afternoon. Electrics, gassers, scale, giant scale, 3D, and sport flights filled the skies over Elkins Field, as pilots from Amarillo and Yukon joined with LAFFS club members in a most enjoyable afternoon of flying. Out of town guests vowed to come back next year to again experience Elkins Field and the welcoming hospitality of LAFFS members. Thanks goes to all club members who came, and in particular to those who did the work under the leadership of Bob McFadden. It was an event to remember—and one to be proud of hosting.