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.
The AMA produced this video to help with properly marking your aircaft
The club held its annual spring field on Saturday, March 30th. We had a great turn out and got a lot accomplished. The tractors got on oil change and several of the start up stands got repaired. We also filled in some of the ruts in the runway and removed a lot of trees from the field beyond the runway. Thanks to all who pitched in to get this much needed work done. With out club members volunteering their time we would not have the great flying field we have.
On Sunday, March 31st, the LCAA had a club plane building event. We built the FliteTest Simple Scout. A simple plane to build and easy plane to fly. We had sixteen people at the event, including a few youngsters building an RC airplane for the first time. What a great way to spend a rather windy Sunday. It will be fun to see al these planes in the air and look out for some competitions involving these planes at future club picnics.
A special shout out to Jim Salmon and Dave Eccleston for organizing this event, ordering all the parts and cutting the kits. The club would also like t thank Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve for the use of their training room.