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


LCAA Board Elections

It is that time of year again where as a club we elect our club officials. Currently there are 3 board seats that are up. If you are interested in getting more involved in the club please consider running. The board meets once a month for about two hours over hamburgers and adult beverages. Nominations will be taken at our November club and we'll have a vote at our December club meeting.



Indoor Flying

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 -

November 10. 8am-2pm. West Potomac High School
December 9. 8am-9:30am. Westfield High School
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



Field Closed for Deer Hunting

The flying field will be closed on the following dates for deer hunting

December 7th, 14th and 21st
February 1st, 8th and 15th



Field Day Rescheduled

Due to anticipated rain, the field day has been rescheduled for November 10th at 9:00am




Recent LCAA Events


NEAT

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



Labor Day Picnic

The club held its annual Labor Day picnic on Monday, September 3rd. Despite the hots and sticky day, we had a great turn out. Click the image below to see photos.





Club Contacts Gold Leader Club Upcoming Events
President:
Jim Salmon
703.481.0060
jcsalmon99@aol.com
Membership:
Arlen Harbaugh
703.620.6487
harbaughs@verizon.net
gold leader club * Club Meeting, Reston, Oct 9th, 7:30pm
* Mower's Picnic, Oct 21st, 11:30am
* Fall Field Day, Nov 10th, 9am
* Club Meeting, Reston, Nov 13th, 7:30pm
* Club Meeting, Reston, Dec 11th, 7:30pm