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


A Thank You From Banshee Reeks

I am passing along a nice letter from Julie Paul, a Naturalist at Banshee Reeks, thanking LCAA for our support with their projects. The latest project was planting a Chestnut grove, and we had 10 or more LCAA members turn out to help with this project. It is important that we continue to help out at the Nature Preserve when asked. We are indebted to Loudoun County for allowing us to have our flying field in this wonderful site.

--Arlen

"Thanks again for all you have helped us with! During the Banshee Reeks festival this year (June 16th), we really want LCAA to highlight the practical purposes you hold here at the nature preserve. LCAA has been such a big part of our resource management mission! This outdoor garden is just one more project you can hang your hat on! It's been so great having you guys here!

PS, did you all see LCAA made the Loudoun Now Paper for help with the Chestnut planting? The article was from April 26th. Thank you! "

Julie Paul
Naturalist
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve


Mowers Needed

We need volunteers to mow the grass at the flying field. If you have availability on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning please consider coming out to field and lending a hand. To see what weeks we still have need of volunteers, click here. Ideally we want to have two volunteers for each weekend. Please contact Dave Marthens to sign up for a mowing slot or schedule a time to get trained on the new tractor.





Recent LCAA Events


Maiden Flight Day

The club held its annual Maiden Flight Day on Saturday, May 5th. The rain held out and we got a lot of good flying in. Several put new models in the air for the first time. Special thanks to Jim Salmon for organizing the event and for spicing things up a bit and bringing tacos and nachos in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. Check out the photos of the event. As always, if you have photos or videos to share please contact the webmaster.





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 * Culb Meeting, Reston, May 8th, 7:30pm
* Memorial Day Picnic, May 28th, 9am
* Culb Meeting, Reston, June 12th, 7:30pm
* Heli Event & Picnic, July 7th, 9am
* Culb Meeting, Reston, July 10th, 7:30pm