About Us

About the club...........


The name PANDAS is an acronym of Pontefract And District Aeromodellers
(okay we cheated with the ā€˜Nā€™)
PANDAS (as we now know it), was formed on Tuesday 19th March 1974. Model flyers had been using Pontefract Park as a flying site since the second world war.

The club at that time was called ‘Pontefract & Castleford Aeromodellers’, which was a free flight club.

The club lapsed in the early fifties, but interest was rejuvenated with the advent of radio control in about 1958.

Since then, there was a steady increase in R/C flyers. In the inaugural year, PANDAS had a total of 74 members. The membership rose to 230, but now stands at around 170, making us one of the largest clubs in the UK.