The members and committee of Huddersfield and District Model Aircraft Club would like to invite members from your club to join us for our Autumn fly-in on Sunday October 14th 2018 at our flying field “The Whams” set in the picturesque hills above Holmfirth.

Details as follows:

              Sunday October 14th

Gate open at 9am

Fixed wing only

Parking on site

Free food and drinks will be available

Power available for charging (12v and 240v)

BMFA insurance & Fixed Wing A certificate required

B certificate required for over 7kg, NOTAM to 1500ft for up to 20Kg in place but bear in mind our field can be challenging for large models

We have an 80dB limit so “well silenced” models only

Follow the instructions on the access road to get to the car park beyond the flightpath


53.548217N 1.706143W

Browns Edge Road, Maythorn, near Ingbirchworth, Huddersfield.

Take the A629 from Huddersfield towards Sheffield. Pass the A635 junction continuing on the A629 for 1 Mile, come to Birds Edge village and turn right immediately by the school. Proceed to the T junction and turn left. Take the 2nd road on the right (after 1 mile), Browns Edge Road. Arrive at the Flying site after half a mile on the left.

Hope you can make it!

Best wishes,

Rob Cleator

Club Secretary


Telephone: 07973 755472


It is with great regret that I have to inform you that overnight on Monday 17th of September 2018 both cabins were forcibly entered and the contents stolen. Both mowers, a strimmer, the generator, a compactor plate, transmitters and gerry cans all gone. White lining paint was also spread around and a great deal of damage done to both cabins in forcing entry and disabling the alarm system. Temporarily the cabins are off limits and flags from the tube will have to be utilised by fliers until further notice.

Peter O’Keeffe



At the last committee meeting it was decided to introduce a ‘Whats App” group solely for PANDAS members. This is to enable easy communication between fliers and used only for flying matters. e.g. who is going flying and conditions at the site. It is not for personal conversations as such use would soon inundate the group with unwanted messages. Anyone abusing this will be swiftly removed from the group. Please indicate if you wish to be included in the group. You will need to download the “Whats app” application on to your smart phone and forward your mobile number to the Club Secretary. You will then be added to the group. All trainers & examiners are requested to participate in the group to facilitate training opportunities and examinations. The use of the ‘Whats App” group will be closely monitored.




There are currently 3 positions vacant on the committee. We would welcome anyone to lend a hand in running the club. So come along and have your say, make a contribution and stop leaving it to others to get things done. It’s your club, your views matter and the more diverse the committee the better. Please contact any member of the committee for details.



 One of the largest clubs in the U.K, affiliated to the BMFA, we cater for all aircraft disciplines including control line and multi rotor flying (Drones).

We have a site that allows different aircraft disciplines to be flown concurrently in the centre of Pontefract race course.

Throughout the year we host various competitions, open to other clubs and individuals which can been viewed on our Events page and encourage members of the public to come and fly our training aircraft with our highly experienced instructors.