About Us (The History) Dewsbury & District Model Aero Club (DDMAC) was formed in September 1966. In the early days it was only a control line club that used a flying field site, situated on the old Dewsbury Feast ground (near where Sainsburys is now). In 1968 the club moved to a new site at Sands Lane playing fields, which enabled radio control models to be flown. This site was used until work started in 1975 on the towns flood defences.
The work meant that the field was too small to fly radio control models. For a while most of the club moved to fly at a site, off Pildacre Lane near Ossett. This was not an ideal location due to members of the public, being in the near vicinity of the models that were flying.
The club members then started looking for a new site. An area of land at the far end of Sands Lane playing fields was thought to have the best potential, although derelict and overgrown, it was far enough away from houses and was accessed by driving along the river bank. Permission was obtained to rent the field and after much time, effort and money, over the years, the field has been transformed from a rough piece of land in the middle of no where, to what must be one of the finest flying fields in West Yorkshire.
The club is traditionally a fixed wing club, with a number members who also fly helicopters & multi rotor models.
The club has about 90 members, with abilities ranging from complete beginner, to expert competition winner. Club instructors are available for any potential new members looking for advice, guidance and tuition.