Longmont Electric Aircraft Flyers (LEAF) came about by people in the community wanting to have a safe and legal place to fly in the local area. Now most communities do not allow you to flyRC airplanes and similar models in their local parks and community open land. LEAF is a dedicated property that was setup with a runway, FPV drone and helicopter dedicated flying area, Pilot pit area, Sun shelter, Solar powered battery charging stations, restroom, vehicle parking and visitors area to safe flying RC airborne devices. Over the past years the club has grown to be one of the largest RC flying clubs in the state of Colorado and becoming the only pure electric flying site in the state of Colorado. The field is conveniently located just south east of Union Reservoir off County Road 26 entrance.
LEAF also support the rapidly growing sport of FPV racing by providing a full time field for FPV racing with a track for its members to practice racing and with the ability of its members to change the course easily to constantly challenge the fyler. The FPV flying field is seperate from the airplane field, keeping everyone happy and safe.
The club meets monthly at either the Longmont Hobbytown store or the field during summer months. Both at the field and these monthly meeting anyone interested in learning about the hobby can visit and any of the club members will be happy to answer your questions. To find when and where the next meeting is occurring, check the calendar.
See our field from the air using a drone to view the field click HERE.
Monthly, LEAF host indoor flying events at the Roosevelt Gym 700 Longs Peak Ave. Longmont, CO. At this event, club members fly micro and ultra-micro airplanes, helicopters, and quad copters. This event allows members to enjoy flying independent of weather conditions. check the club calendar as to when these events occur. Public is allowswelcome to stop by and see members fly their RC devices and learn why this is such a great family hobby.
If you would like to learn how to fly, LEAF has AMA certified instructors that can teach you to fly. Once a month from May through September LEAF and Hobbytown sponsors an Introductory Learn to Fly event, where anyone wanting to learn what RC flying is like can come to the field and a LEAF instructor will take you for a hands onflight. You will given theopportunityto fly one of the club training plans under the supervision of an instructor and also learn more about this exciting hobby. To sign up to fly a this event you cansign up bycontact your sales person at Hobbytown, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to the field during the event, check the calendar.
Know Before You Fly is an education campaign founded by the Association for UnmannedVehicleSystems International (AUVSI), the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with theFederal Aviation Administration (FAA) toeducate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
As excitement and enthusiasmcontinues to grow around UAS, and the regulatory frameworkcontinues to take shape, more consumers are looking to buy UAS for personal use and more businesses are looking to use UAS too. These prospective operators want to fly, and flysafety, but many don’t realize that, just because you can buy a UAS, doesn’t mean you can fly it anywhere, or for any purpose. Know Before You Fly provides prospective users with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. Learn more about this, click here.
LEAF is an Acadamy of Model Aeronautics Gold Leader Charter Club #4648