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 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 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. 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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If you were unable to attend the field day and see the annual safety presentation, please review here. Safety at the club field is everyone's responsibility. Always ensure the shed is open when flying for easy access to the first aid kit. Familiarize yourself with the contents of the first aid kit and the location of the fire extinguishers. Please report any incidents to the club safety officer. Fly safe!
It maybe cold outside now but spring is just around the corner. What comes with spring? The RC flying season! Have you renewed your LCAA membership yet? If you haven't, click here and renew today. Have a friend looking to get out of the house? Send the new member application and introduce them to this exciting hobby.
On this episode of AMA Air, Jason Cansler and Nathan Ruff from UASidekick joined Matt Ruddick and AMA Member Benefits and Partnership Director Erin Dobbs to talk about an exciting new partnership between the Academy of Model Aeronautics and UASidekick. This partnership will provide our members with a valuable tool to help them uncover commercial-aircraft-grade weather information, plan for their future flights, and find AMA events and clubs nearby! Also, Matt announced the May Club of the Month. Additionally, the cover photo that will be displayed on the I Fly AMA Facebook group for May was unveiled. All that and much more on today’s AMA Air!
2020 what a year! With many activities curtailed and venues closed, our club field remained open and provided a much needed escape from the pandemic. Most club activities were cancelled or went virtual, with just a single picnic at the field. Despite all of this, the club welcomed many new members, we learned the durability of coroplast, and developed a core group of avid FPV flyers. Hopefully we can get club activities back to normal in 2021 and we can all be together, face-to-face.