October 19th 2017
Sadly John Bunting passed away on Thursday 17th August 2017.
John will be missed by many for his enthusiasm towards aeromodelling and his exceptional piloting skills. He was a member of PANDAS for many years and served on the committee as membership secretary.
In recent times he built some vintage scale models with exceptional detail and latterly taught himself how to sew in order to re-upholster his classic Rolls Royce, this he achieved to concours standard.
Rest in peace John and our condolences to his wife and family.
Wednesday 6th September at 2pm Wilson Street Methodist Church Featherstone WF7 5BH and at 3pm at Pontefract crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations can be made to Cancer Research.
3rd August 2017
on 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017
The next BMFA Examiners Workshop is on the 3rd September and is being held at the Huddersfield Club. If any Pontefract examiners or instructors who haven’t already attended one of these workshops, or any trainees thinking of taking a test who would like to know what standards are required (you can also take your test on the day if you wish), then further information can be found on the BMFA Achievement Scheme Website.
25 July 2017
The Dewsbury & District Model Aero Club (DDMAC), is 51 years old this year. The club was formed in September 1966.
We are holding a club open day and informal Fly-In to celebrate this anniversary and would like to extend an invitation to your club members, to join us for the day.
The event will be held on Sunday 17th September 2017, at the DDMAC Flying Field (details below), commencing at 11.00am and concluding around 5.00pm.
I would be grateful if you could circulate this email to your club members.
The event will be run on a safe but informal basis with some fun flying events for people to try. We are hoping to have our carrier deck landing platform ready for the day. Come along and see if you can land and take off from the carrier deck.
We do have a limit of no models over 7kg, to be flown down at our field. We do not allow turbines and have a noise limit of no models over 82db measured at 7 metres.
We have a separate section on our club forum (link below) giving full details of the event.
Any updates will be placed on the club forum, including nearer the time, confirmation the event is going ahead, or cancellation details, should we have to postpone the event, due to any adverse weather conditions. Full details of the fun fly events and timings will follow nearer the day.
DDMAC 2017 Anniversary Fun Fly Forum Link: http://www.dewsburymac.org.uk/forumforsale/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=1851
DDMAC Flying Field Location Link: http://www.dewsburymac.org.uk/flyingfield.html
DDMAC Main Website Link: http://www.dewsburymac.org.uk/index.html
If you require any more details, please feel free to contact me (details below).
DDMAC Membership Secretary.
17th May 2017
The Passing of Mac
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don McWalter on Tuesday 16th May.
Mac as he was affectionately know has been a member of PANDAS for over 20 years, nearly always seen in the company of Terry Lee.
Mac was an exceptional model engineer and will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace Mac, and our condolences to Ellen and his family.
14th April 2017
REPAIRS TO RUNWAY
Repairs have now started on the air strip to fill in some of the large water logged holes that have appeared over the last few years. The holes are being filled in with soil and re seeded.
Our flying site, as some people will know used to be a tip and it was capped off with clay and soil, over the years the area has settled which has left our airstrip uneven, the work that we are now carrying out will not rectify this and the best that we hope to achieve is to get rid of the holes and not the uneven surface.
5th April 2017
Congratulations to Jim Brown our new fixed wing examiner. Jim passed his BMFA examiner certificate on Wednesday 5th April 2017. The club now has 7 fixed wing examiners.
5th February 2017
‘A’ Certificate (Daniel Mortimer)
Daniel passed his ‘A’ certificate today. Well done young man!
22nd January 2017
New B Cert
Congratulations to Peter O’Keeffe for passing his Fixed Wing B Cert on Saturday 21st Jan 2017.