Mar 27

Barrie Pickles’ Funeral

Barrie Pickles‘ funeral is to be held at Oakworth Crematorium on Monday the 3rd April at 13:45. A wreath has been arranged by Kadmac for Barrie. Please inform anyone you know who is not on Facebook.

Mar 25


It is with great sadness that I have to report to you the passing of Barrie Pickles. Barrie had a short battle with cancer which ended on 24th March 2017 at 2.00 in Manorlands Hospice.

Our condolences go to his wife Doreen and family


Barrie Pickles

17-11-1942 to 24-3-2017


For those of us fortunate enough to have crossed paths with Barrie over the years we will all remember him for his selfless support for others. Thanks Barrie.


Some of the things we will remember Barrie for

Several British Control line team race championships.

Founding member of Keighley & District Model Aircraft Club.

KADMAC membership Number 1.

Committee member for KADMAC and Wharfedale Control line Club over 5 decades.

KADMAC control line Competition Director.


Mar 14

Indoor flying

Two new confirmed dates for the indoor flyers amongst us. 26th March & 23rd April both take place at the normal venue, Holy Family School Keighley, starting time around 2pm until 5pm. CLICK HERE for directions. All are welcome


Mar 14



Anyone wishing to go and looking for a lift please let me or charlie know


Mar 11

Thefts on the moor

I have had it reported to me that one of our members late last year had his wallet stolen out of his car whilst unloading his gear to go flying. On the day in question a person was seen hanging about the car park, which is not really unusual as dog walkers will quite often stop to watch the planes fly, but in this case he had no dog and did not look like a regular walker. After tell this tail to another regular user of the Moor it would appear there has been concerns about two characters who have been seen around the moor on days when car have been broken into at the St Ives end car park. Please can I ask you to not only keep your vehicle locked but also to report an strange incidents to one of our committee members and report it to police on 101.

Mar 11



Just a reminder that the road to Harden Moor is closed this weekend.  You can still get onto the moor but the turn into the gate is very tight so please be careful.

Mar 09


The Royal Aero Club Trust, as part of its Flying for Youth program administers a Bursary Scheme for young people.50 bursaries were offered in 2016 and the lucky recipients were able to start training in April. Bursaries include The President’s Award (two bursaries each worth up to £750), a further bursary worth up to £1,000 (The Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship), the Breitling Bursary also worth up to £750, the MacRobert Trust Bursaries (two bursaries each worth up to £500, and the Bramson Bursary also worth up to £500 as well as a number of additional bursaries worth up to £500 each to suitable candidates. No applications were received in 2016 from balloon flyers who are encouraged to apply for future bursaries.

The scheme is divided into four categories of Bursaries:

  1. Flying Bursaries/Grants for those wishing to advance from one recognised level of air sport to the next higher level and wish to upgrade their existing qualifications;
  2. FlightSim Bursaries/Grants for Computer Flight Simulation enthusiasts wishing to gain practical experience of flying or an air sport.
  3. Aeromodelling Bursaries to enable flyers upgrade equipment or to gain further qualifications.
  4. Follow-on (Advanced) Bursaries to enable well qualified air sports persons enter international or national competitions or other prestigious events or to advance their existing qualifications to a higher level to the benefit of the sport (eg to gain an instructor qualification).

The scheme and the bursaries comprise all types of air sports and aviation-related activities including: paragliding, gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, microlight aircraft, helicopter, light aircraft and the designing, building and flying model aeroplanes (including multi-rotary wing – eg drones).Applicants for these grants must hold British Citizenship and be permanently resident in UK and aged 14-21 years (Follow-On (Advanced) Bursary – 24 years).

Please click here if you want more information about this. If you plan to make an application and would like some support in doing so, please let me know.


Mar 08

KADMAC Building Competition 2017


Click Here to view some more pic’s from the evening.

The standard of this years event was very high, with a good verity of models in all classes from own build, artf, control line, helicopter and plastic kit. Sorry I missed the plastic kits with the camera which was a real shame as the quality was truly exceptional.

This Years winner as voted by the members went to Howard Mansley and his magnificent Mosquito.

We must give a big thanks to Martin Lynn of Dewsbury & District MAC for judging the individual class awards.

Full results list to follow soon.



Mar 03

Pontefract Fly-in


Mar 01

Nesting birds

Just had a little reminder from Richard Perham of Country Side Services to remind us all that its the start of the bird nesting season. If you really do have to go into the heather area, please do take the shortest route and tread very carefully.

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