Planned Events for 2021
Early days we realise but hopefully the restrictions around the pandemic will start to be relaxed later in the year and in anticipation of this we are planning on holding some events during 2021. Fingers crossed others will be added during the year.
6th June - Sunday - 10am onwards - HDMAC Retro Day
Held for the first time in 2019 when the refurbished club glider winch was unveiled, this event encourages us all to dust down and bring out those models from days gone by. They may be decades old, they may be new models built to an old design, it doesn’t matter! All types of vintage model are welcome, as are modern aircraft so come along even if you don’t have anything “retro”.
27th June - Sunday - 10am onwards - Summer Charity Fly In.
A summer fly-in to remember members sadly now not with us. Neighbouring clubs are invited to enjoy a day of flying with us in the Huddersfield sunshine with the aim of raising funds for charity.
11th July - Sunday - 10am onwards - HDMAC Aerobatic Competition
A club aerobatic competition for any type of model will be held using a schedule based on manoeuvres from the UK Classic Aerobatic Association schedule.
2nd August Sunday - 10am onwards - UK Classic Aerobatic Association
2021 will mark the fourth visit by the UKCAA to Huddersfield and the event is 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.
It is hoped at this stage that the BMFA Nationals will once again return to RAF Barkston Heath over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Each year, HDMAC has several members who either visit for the day or camp over the weekend, so it may be possible to arrange a car-share if needed.
We will circulate any news re this event
Our club also provides volunteers to help run the event. If you’re interested in going or volunteering, then signal your interest to the committee.
September 12th - Sunday - 10am onwards - HDMAC Autumn Fly In
This event will be brought forward to September in 2021 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 before the clocks go back and we retreat into our workshops for a winter of model building.
6th October - Wednesday - Evening - Night Flying at the Whams
12th October - Tuesday - 7.30pm - 10pm - Club Meeting - Pint/Natter/Talk
3rd November - Wednesday - Evening - 6pm onwards - Club Bonfire and Night Flying
The November night flying evening will double up as a bonfire night social event. The 2019 event had a huge fire so we’ll need to start collecting wood even earlier this year! So we can really enjoy this one!
Members are encouraged to family along to enjoy the bonfire and hot food as the winter night’s start closing in.
9th November - Tuesday - 7.30pm - 10pm - Club Meeting - Pint/Natter/Talk
8th December - Wednesday - Evening - Night Flying at the Whams
2019 saw the first HDMAC Christmas lunch for a long time and we’ll be repeating it in 2021. The exact date will be confirmed closer to the time but hopefully it will be in early 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.