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.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place for any flight after that date. Read the FAA news article on the rule change.
We have been made aware of some indoor flying opportunities over the next few months that might interest some folks. These events are generally sponsored by a STEM related club at the school so please plan on coming out and supporting them!
Here are the dates, times and places -
January 27. 8am-9:30am. Westfield Hight School
February 2. 8am-2pm. West Potomac High School
February 10. 8am-9:30am. Westfield High School
February 24. 8am-9:30am. Westfield High School
In September, several LCAA members made the trek north to the Catskills to attend the Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology Faire (NEAT). Some folks opted to stay in nearby hotels, while a few diehards camped on the flight line. All who attended reported having a great time. Arlen won one of the contests by landing his plane closest to the mark. Check out some of the photos here. If you attended NEAT and have photos you would like to share please contact Brian Roberts
The club held its annual Labor Day picnic on Monday, September 3rd. Despite the hot and sticky day, we had a great turn out. Click the image below to see photos.