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Flying Sites

The Club Flying Sites are all on Privately owned land and access is restricted to club members or their guests only. Any visitors wishing to make use of these facilities must please first contact the Club Secretary to obtain permission and be issued with a Guest Frequency Control Clip.

Please use the MAP PAGE to see the location of all the flying sites.


The Whams Flying Field and Access Path is privately owned by the Club. 
As such it is open to ALL types of model aircraft flying by Members or Guests ONLY.
A new fitted out cabin with heater is available for use.

Altitude 320 metres (1050 ft.)    O.S. Ref. 195057 
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.
To access the field drive along the track and obey the signed instructions before fully proceeding.
Keep all the Gates securely closed at all times.  Livestock may be in the field out of sight.

These are available to purchase from the committee for a cost of £3
One key per member.

Due to the proximity of the Club Gliding site at Hullock Bank and Royd Moor 
only the following frequencies are permitted at The Whams for 35MHz transmissions.
35MHz - Odd Frequencies EXCLUDING  55 - 57 - 59
2.4GHz - All Frequencies may be used  (See Pegboard Rule below)
In addition the following 27MHz frequencies (including splits), are allowed:
Black/Brown (26.975),  Yellow (27.145),  Yellow/Green (27. 175)
Green (27. 195),  Blue (27.255),  Green/Blue (27.22)
Frequency Control and Safety is the responsibility of all members using the site.

A pegboard is available in the Pits Area.  This MUST be used at ALL TIMES when Flying.
Members MUST exchange their Membership Name Clip with the Frequency Clip from the Pegboard BEFORE Flying or switching on their transmitters.
This Rule also applies to all 2.4GHz Equipment in order to assure fellow flyers and to comply with Planning Permissions regulating the number of aircraft in the air at any time.
An Electronic Frequency Monitor and E-Pegboard is also available.
NO CLIP - NO FLY ! And Do Not Switch On.   

Members must fly their models from the Flight Line and avoid overflying the Pits area.

Members must refrain from flying their models whilst any work is taking place on the field.

TIMES OF USE    (Laid down in Planning Regulations)
Thermal / Slope Soarers and Electric powered models :- UNRESTRICTED USE.
Powered Models (I/C engine):
Sundays     10 a.m. to 6 p.m.     10 models maximum in use.
Saturdays  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.     10 models maximum in use.
Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.       3 models maximum in use.
Weekdays   5 p.m. to 8 p.m.     10 models maximum in use.


Hullock Bank, which is situated next to Tinkers, is the new main club soaring site that HDMAC has exclusive permission to use with kind permission of the owner who owns the fields around the top edge of the slope.

Details about Hulock Bank are on the Slope Soaring page.

Parking is along the bridleway as shown on the map. It's probably best to park on the left hand side.
Entry to the fields is through the steel gate. Please ensure it is closed at all times.
Follow the wall around the edge of the ridge trying not to walk on any of the planted crops.
The area shown in the blue box should not be overflown as there are sensitive livestock in the fields.

The slope is suitable for wind directions WNW, W, WSW, SW, SSW, S

Please note that retrieval access for models cannot be guaranteed as models will overfly other landowners land.
You can see however that some of the land we fly over is classed as 'Open Access'

Frequencies - 2.4GHz and 35MHz on 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82