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 haven't already done so, you are highly encouraged to take the new FAA safety test. It only takes a few minutes and you cannot fail. While currently there is no deadline for completing this exam, it will at some point be required to fly an RC aircraft recreationally. This test is free to take and very easy. Do not fall for scams asking for payments or for study prep. Upon completion of the exam, you will receive completion certificate. Save a copy and print a copy to have with you at the field. If you lose your certificate and don't have a backup, you will need to retake the exam to get a new one. As the FAA moves forward with more regulations on recreational model aircraft, you will be required to show proof of FAA registration and exam completion to law enforcement if requested. Don't be caught with both.
National Fun Fly, FAA Updates, and Model Aviation Digital
Join Matt Ruddick and Lee Ray on Thursday, July 15, at 2 p.m. EDT as they welcome AMA Executive Vice President and National Fun Fly Contest Director Randy Cameron, Model Aviation Executive Editor Jay Smith, and AMA Government Affairs Director Tyler Dobbs, for a guest-packed live episode that you don’t want to miss! Learn about the National Fun Fly, the upcoming EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the August issue of Model Aviation Digital, and some updates about night operations, Community Based Organization (CBO) clarifications, and sanctioned events—all on this episode of AMA Air!
Well, 2021 is starting out much better than 2020. With good weather and most club members vaccinated, activity at the field has picked up. We have qualified a couple new pilots this year so far with a few more on the way. We held our first picnic of the year on July 3rd and plan to resume the monthly picnics we had before the pandemic. If you missed the picnic or haven't been out to the field in a while, check out the photos to see what you have missed.