Planned Events for 2022
Due to Covid it's difficult to make accurate plans for the year ahead but hopefully the restrictions around the pandemic will continue to be relaxed during the year and in anticipation of this we are planning on holding the following events in 2022. Fingers crossed, others will be added during the year including impromptu flying competitions as the weather allows. These events will be posted out by the usual Facebook/ WhatsApp messaging.
January 21st - Friday - Indoor Flying - 7pm - 9pm - Shelley College Sports Hall - Huddersfield Road - Shelley - HD8 8NL
April 10th - 10:30am to 13:30 - Concours d`elegance
We are hoping to hold the annual Concours d’elegance competition once again. This is your chance to display your winter projects. The event may be held up at the Whams, with breakfast. (Weather permitting) We will provide more details as we get nearer to the event. (if the event is held at the Whams then normal flying will take place also)
1st May Sunday - 10am onwards - HDMAC Spring Fly In.
The traditional HDMAC fly in event, low key relaxed fun flying of the peg. It`s the event where we invite other local club members to come along and join in the fun and enjoy the day with us. Excellent food will as usual be served.
15th May - Sunday - BMFA Centenary World Record Attempt.
An attempt to have as many model aircraft in the air simultaneously across the country - Click Here for Details
June 17th/18th/19th - Weston Park Airshow - Click Here for Details
June 26th - Sunday - 10am onwards - UKCAA Classic Aerobatic Association
2022 will be the fifth time we welcome the UKCAA to the Whams. This event is now becoming a fixture on the UKCAA calendar and is also enjoyed by many of our members. The competition flying will take priority but club flying will still be possible. HDMAC members with appropriate models are encouraged to have a go. Food will be available so why not come along and enjoy the spectacle of retro pattern model flying.
July - Nothing definite yet but it might be nice to have a 'Picnic on the Slope' event, including a low key competition, to encourage more use of our excellent slope sites. More details during the year
During August events in the club tend to be low key (the odd impromptu club fun competition etc.) This in part is due to a fair percentage of our members attending one or other of the major models shows taking place over august.
August 13th - 14th - Elvington LMA show - Click Here for Details
August 27th - 29th - August BMFA Nationals - Nothing has been confirmed yet however the Nationals are traditionally held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
September 11th - Sunday - 10am onwards - HDMAC Memorial Fly In
Traditionally held later in the year this year's event has once again been brought forward to September to improve the chances of good weather. Neighbouring clubs will once again be invited to join us for a relaxing day of food and flying fun.
September 24th Macmillan Coffee Morning Whams
A very different type of event for 2022. We will be holding a coffee morning with a difference where members and their partners/families and also non-members/passers-by can come along and support the Macmillan cancer charity. And at the same time perhaps enjoy having a go at RC flying on one of the clubs trainers whilst benefiting charity.
Club Bonfire and Night Flying - Date to confirmed nearer the event.
The November night flying evening will double up as a bonfire night social event. The 2021 event had a huge fire so we’ll need to start collecting wood even earlier this year!
Members are encouraged to bring their family along to enjoy the bonfire and hot food as the winter night’s start closing in.
2019 saw the first HDMAC Christmas lunch for a long time and we're planning to be repeating it in 2022. The exact date will be confirmed closer to the time but hopefully it will be in early/mid December.
Indoor Flying - 7pm - 9pm - Shelley College Sports Hall - Huddersfield Road - Shelley - HD8 8NL
We will be looking to post dates for the indoor session later in the year.