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

New AMA Safety Handbook

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 field weather station is currently down for maintenance. We hope to have it back up and running by the end of April.

Recent LCAA Events

Spring Field Day

Our annual spring work day was held on April 14th. A big thanks to all the all the club members that came out and helped get our field ready for the 2018 flying season. After the work was done a few folks braved the winds to fly. Arlen brought his quadcopter that he outfitted with 500 programmable LEDs. We also qualified two new pilots, Bryan and Tim George.

Club ContactsGold Leader ClubUpcoming Events
Jim Salmon
Arlen Harbaugh
gold leader club * Maiden Fligh Day, May 5th, 9am
* Culb Meeting, Reston, May 8th, 7:30pm
* Memorial Day Picnic, May 28th, 9am
* Culb Meeting, Reston, June 12th, 7:30pm
* Heli Event & Picnic, July 7th, 9am