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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Our instructors will hold "office hours" from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, June 26th and again during the picnic on July 3rd. This is a great time to come out to the field and get some help removing the rust if you haven't flown in a while. Contact Brian Waagner or one of the other instructors for details and to schedule some time.
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.
June is National Safety Month
AMA Air Executive Producer Dillon Carpenter joined Matt to share a few sneak peeks from the upcoming release of the July Digital Edition of Model Aviation and told viewers how they can read the issue early! In this episode, you can also find out more about National Safety Month, watch a preview of Nats coverage, and see a recap of last week’s Camp AMA. Find out the details on 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.