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 Day Postponed Until 21st

The Field Day set for October 14th has been postponed until October 21st

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)

There will be no field mowing on the October dates

Picnic Volunteers

The LCAA Board is asking for your help. We need members to volunteer to run a LCAA Picnic. To take some of the mystery out what it takes to run a LCAA Picnic, we have created a short document on what is involved. If you are still concerned about running a LCAA Picnic, you could volunteer as a helper. It is easier with two. Thank you for your participation. If you are interested in helping out, you can contact any board member.

Club YouTube Channel

The LCAA now has its very own YouTube channel. Check it out here. Now that we have the channel, we need to have the club members provide the content. If you have a video you would like to share with the club, please contect the webmaster to be granted upload privileges. Links to posted videos will also be posted in the websites photo page. All club members are encuraged to subscribe to the channel. If we get 100 subscriptions we will get a more easily identifiable URL to the channel

If you edit your videos and add music or sound effects, please make sure these are in the public domain and properly cited if required. Any video that YouTube flags as a possible copyright violation will be promptly removed. Also, any video showing violations of club, AMA or FAA rules and regulations will be removed and the club member who uploaded the video will have their upload privilges revoked.

Photos and Videos Needed

Take a quick look at our photos page and you will notice that something is missing. We have no photos from the 2015 or 2016 flying season. If you have any photos or videos taken from a club event in either of those years that you would like to share with the club, please send them to Brian Roberts . If you can identify the event and year it would be much appreciated.

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

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
Jim Salmon
Arlen Harbaugh
gold leader club * Field Day, LCAA Field, Oct 21st, 9am
* Club Meeting, Reston, Nov 14th, 7:30pm
* Club Meeting, Reston, Dec 12th, 7:30pm
* Club Meeting, Reston, Jan 9th, 7:30pm