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

Spring Field Day

We will have the spring field work day on Saturday, March 24th. Please come out and help us get the field reading for the 2018 flying season. Dave Marthens will be conducting training on the zero turn mower for those that still need it and will have a sign-up sheet for mowing volunteers. The more people we get to help, the faster we all get flying. Lunch will be provided.

New AMA Safety Hanndbook

AMA has issued a new Safety Handbook. Check it out here. It is encouraged that all club members take some time to read through the handbook and refresh their memory of the AMA safety guidelines as we enter into to the 2018 flying season.

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.

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.

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

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Club ContactsGold Leader ClubUpcoming Events
Jim Salmon
Arlen Harbaugh
gold leader club * Club Meeting, Reston, Feb 13th, 7:30pm
* Club Meeting, Reston, Mar 13th, 7:30pm
* Spring Field Day, LCAA Field, Mar 24th, 9am
* Club Meeting, Reston, April 10th, 7:30pm
* Maiden Fligh Day, May 6th, 9am