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.
The Banshee Reeks NAture Preserve and the LCAA flying field will be closed on the following dates for deer hunting. No one will be permitted to fly on these dates.
Great News! LCAA's application to have our flying field designated a FAA Recognized Identification Area (FRIA) has been approved by the FAA. This means that you will NOT need to have a Remote ID module installed on your aircraft when flying at the LCAA field. For those that fly at other locations, such as NEAT, SEFF, Farm Float Fly, etc. you may still need a Remote ID module to fly at those events.
Now that we have FRIA status for our field, let's keep it by everyone following the rules when you fly. Make sure all your aircraft over 250gm have you name, AMA number and FAA number visible on the outside and obey the 400 ft altitude limit for flying within the SFRA.
The club's annual Labor Day picnic was held on Monday, September 4th. Despite the high temperatures and hind many club members came out and did some flying. Several members brought there Nutballs from the previous picnic and tested them in the gusty wind. Paul Bernett made several flights with a Flite Test plane he found in the woods a few days prior. The plane was worst for ware with the paper peeling off and "modifications" made by the local rodent population. Best guess is the plane had been lost at least a year or more ago.
On this episode of AMA Air, Matt Ruddick and Lee Ray recap the historic 2023 Nats, as well as AMA's presence at AirVenture.
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