Welcome to the Loudoun County Aeromodelers Association (LCAA). Our goal is to promote model aircraft building and flying for the purpose of education, pleasure and recreation. The public is invited to club meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at the North County Governmental Center in Reston, Virginia. Meeting activities include show 'n tell of members' aircraft and discussions on club events, activities, and business. Gather with us on Facebook and YouTube.

We invite you to join us at our flying field at Banshee Reeks Park in Loudoun County. Non-club members are encouraged to try their hand at flying as a guest of a club member with assistance from a qualified pilot. As a member of the club, flight instructors are available to assist new pilots. All club members must be members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). You must be a guest of a LCAA member or a LCAA member yourself to fly at the field. Only club qualified pilots may fly at the field by themselves. Membership applications for LCAA and AMA are available on this site.

Field hours: the LCAA flying field is open 7 days a week from 9 am to one half hour before sunset. Occasionally, the field is closed all day or for a limited amount of hours for special occasions and members are given prior notice.



Club Announcements


Field Weather Station

The weather station has been installed and is now operational at the LCAA flying filed. Temperature and wind speeds are transmitted from the field through the amateur radio network and uploaded to the internet. Check out the weather page on the club website to get near real time conditions at the field. Click on the link to see cumulative graph showing temperature and wind speed changes for the past several hours. Winds must be at least 3mph to be reliably detected by the station, so a wind speed reading of 0.0 should be taken to mean winds are less than 3 mph.

A big thanks to all those involved in this project. Especially to Dave Firestone for all his work on setting up the weather station and figuring out how to get the data from the field to the internet.



December Club Meeting

We will have our next meeting in December and be electing club members interested in being on our Board of Directors. I would ask anyone interested in getting more involved in the club and getting to know more about our club to consider volunteering. As a board member we only meet once a month, usually at a place that serves beer and if we don't lose track of the time the meetings only last about an hour and a half.

We will also be discussing 2018 club activities at the club meeting too.

Hope to see you there.

Jim Salmon


Field Closed For Deer Hunting

The LCAA field weill be closed on the following dates for deer hunting:

October 13th, 20th, 27th
December 1st, 8th, 15th
February 2nd, 9th, 16th (23rd is weather date)




Recent LCAA Events

Hobby Hangar Day

On August 13th, LCAA hosted Hobby Hangar Demonstration day at our flying field. The folks at Hobby Hangar brought out some of the new products they have in the store. Hobby Hangar and LCAA pilots treated spectators to incredible displays of 3D flying skills. Other demonstrations includes glider towing and giant scale aircraft. Click the link below to see the first batch of photos from the event. Check back in a few days for more photos. If you have pictures or videos from Hobby Hangar Day that you would like to share with the club, please contact the webmaster


See more photos





Club ContactsGold Leader ClubUpcoming Events
President:
Jim Salmon
703.481.0060
jcsalmon99@aol.com
Membership:
Arlen Harbaugh
703.620.6487
harbaughs@verizon.net
gold leader club * Club Meeting, Reston, Dec 12th, 7:30pm
* Club Meeting, Reston, Jan 9th, 7:30pm