Welcome to the Loudoun County Aeromodelers Association (LCAA), AMA #799. 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 Nature Preserve 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 through the pilot training program. 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.
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.
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As an AMA club, LCAA is required to have an annual safety briefing. Dave Eccelston, the club safety officer, provided the 2022 safety brief during the last Club meeting. For those who were unable to attend the meeting, we ask that you review the 2022 presentation and the AMA Safety Handbook. One important thing to remember is if there is an incident at the field that requires the use of the firs aid kit or the fire extinguisher, you must notify the club safety officer as soon as possible.
On this episode of AMA Air, which streamed live on June 1, at 2 p.m. EDT, Matt Ruddick returned from the big 500-mile race in Indianapolis to share a few of his favorite photos and stories from the event. Also, the National Aeromodeling Championships (Nats) has officially begun! Learn about the Indoor Free Flight Nats, which took place May 24-28 at the Round Valley Dome in Eagar, Arizona, and hear about the next big events that will be coming up!
The club held its annual Memorial Day picnic on Monday, May 30th. The first since 2019! The weather was great for flying and we had a pretty good turn out. Thanks to Paul for buying the food and to Patrik for cooking it.