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

Summer in the Reeks

June 16, Banshee Reeks is having their Summer in the Reeks event at the Visitors Center. The event goes from 10 am until 2 pm. There will be a variety of displays and demonstrations such as insect displays, goats for resource management, and live raptors.

LCAA representatives will be there to display planes and fly a few quadcopters and helicopters. We'll be in back of the Visitors Center below the porch on the lawn.

Banshee Reeks has asked LCAA members to come on Friday -- anytime after 9 am -- to help set up for the event. Anyone interested should just go to the Visitors Center Friday and ask one of the employees what you can do to help.

Gate Procedures

Just a reminder that the Park Gate should remain as you find it when you enter and leave Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Use only the LCAA lock to open and close the gate.We are not responsible for closing the gate at any time If you have to lock the gate, make sure you do it in such a fashion that either lock maybe used to open the gate. See pictures below

Message from the Webmaster

In an effort to make our website more secure and protect our club membership, we have updated protocol used by our webserver from the unsecure http protocol to the secure https protocol. This change insures that information passed between the server and browser, such as the membership list, is encrypted. It also makes the website less susceptible hacking. Depending on your web browser, you may need to resave your bookmark/favorite with the new URL. You can tell if you are viewing the secure page by looking at the URL at the top of your browser. You should see https://www.lcaa.org . You should also see a McAfee Secured logo on the lower right of the page. If you do not see these, refresh your page and resave your bookmark. You may also need to clear your browse history.

Mowers Needed

We need volunteers to mow the grass at the flying field. If you have availability on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning please consider coming out to field and lending a hand. To see what weeks we still have need of volunteers, click here. Ideally we want to have two volunteers for each weekend. Please contact Dave Marthens to sign up for a mowing slot or schedule a time to get trained on the new tractor.

Recent LCAA Events

Memorial Day Picnic

The club held its annual Memorial Day picnic on Monday, May 28th. Despite couldy skies, the ran held off and we had several hours of good flying, with five planes in teh air almost non-stop. Roger Hammel treated us to something rarely seen at the field. A plane flown via control line. Check out the photos of the event, including a video of Roger's control line flight.

Club ContactsGold Leader ClubUpcoming Events
Jim Salmon
Arlen Harbaugh
gold leader club * Culb Meeting, Reston, June 12th, 7:30pm
* Heli Event & Picnic, July 7th, 9am
* Culb Meeting, Reston, July 10th, 7:30pm
* Culb Meeting, Reston, Aug 7th, 7:30pm
* Hobby Hangar Day, Aug 12th, 9am