Local Model Shops

Leeds Model Shop - Long established model shop with vast stock and expertise in all aspects of the hobby.

T9 Hobbysport - If you like gliders then this website is worth a look. Also an authorised seller of FrSky radio equipment.

Useful Weather Sites

Local Weather Station to Whams and Hullock - Weather station local to Hullock and the Whams

Holme Moss Meteorological Observatory - Useful for one of our local slope sites

Metcheck - Pretty accurate and easy to use site.

XCWeather - Very good site with lots of detail and real time information. Good for the glider boys

Wunderground - Very good for showing real time wind details

Will It Rain Today - Great real time and historic information about rainfall. Very useful

Wetterzentrale - Weather pattern predictions for the next nine days.

Forums and Organisations

BMFA - Our hobby's national governing body 

BARCS - British Association of Radio Controlled Soarers 

Modelflying - UK based RCM&E hosted forum

RCGroups - A wealth of modelling information. International but with a rather American bias 

RCMF - A British forum covering all aspects of RC modelling.