Welcome to the all new HDMAC website.
Huddersfield and District Model Aircraft Club was formed in 1946 and in a typical year has around 100 members interested in designing, building and flying all types of model aircraft, ranging from ultra-lightweight indoor models to slope and thermal soaring, electric flight, I.C. powered models, helicopters and ducted fan and gas turbine models.
Membership is open to people of all ages from Juniors to Senior Citizens, and all levels of ability from beginners to the highly experienced competition flyers who are always ready to assist the new and less experienced members. The Club welcomes beginners and has several designated instructors who are available to teach them how to fly their model in a safe and proficient manner and achieve the BMFA A Certificate which is required to fly solo.
The Club owns its own flying field known as The Whams which is situated at Upper Cumberworth in open countryside, with planning permission for flying all types of model aircraft at most times of the day, seven days a week, and situated about a kilometre from the nearest habitation.
A large purpose built off-road car park is available adjacent to the flying area.
We have also recently been given kind permission by local landowners to fly gliders from hillsides called Hullock Bank, Royd Moor and Whitley Edge.
The Club is proud to be affiliated to our National Governing Body, the BMFA, and we were also a founder member of the Marsden Moor Soaring Association (MMSA. Our affiliation to this organisation permits club members to fly slope soaring models on National Trust Property in this area and also on other recognised NT sites throughout the country by arrangement with the local model clubs.
To find out more about HDMAC on this website please use the navigation links available. Locations of our flying sites can be found on the Whams and Slope Soaring pages.
If you have any queries regarding the Club or are interested in taking up model flying or joining then please feel free to get in touch. Alternatively if you are ever in the area then feel free to call in at our main flying site, the Whams, where we can show and demonstrate our models. There's generally always some hot water available too for a drink of tea or coffee!
We look forward to hearing from you.