The High Wycombe and District Model Aircraft Club (HWDMAC) is a well established club with roots going
back to the 1940’s. It is one of the largest model aircraft clubs in the country with around 120 members.
We welcome all age groups and all levels of skill from beginner to advanced standard. Our members fly a
variety of fixed wing models and helicopters ranging from large scale models through to smaller sport
and aerobatic models.
HWDMAC is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association and members of our club are required to join
the BMFA. This provides third party insurance and other support services. The club has two flying sites, at
Flackwell Heath and Chinnor (Towersey), and all our members are entitled to fly at either of these as
We hold Club meetings at 8pm every month on the fourth Monday at the Flackwell Heath Royal
British Legion(RBL). We usually have a speaker or some other club activity such as our annual bring-and-
buy where we hold an auction for members to sell models and accessories.
If you are new to the hobby the only sensible way to get started is to join a club such as ours that offers
free training from beginner level up to advanced levels, all under BMFA approved schemes. You obviously
would need a training model which we suggest is an almost ready to fly (ARTF) model so that building
time and skills required are minimal.
When you have assembled it, other club members would be more than willing to help you with its final
setup such as radio configuration, how to start and tune the engine, and general guidance to ensure safe
When your trainer is ready we would fly it on a buddy system where your transmitter is linked to one of
ours ,so that to start with we can take off and land the model for you, but once at a safe height we hand
over control to you. This allows you to gradually get the hang of it in the air, but if you start to lose
control we can immediately take over and save your model from disaster !
This website contains some useful information, including basic guidance for beginners but we would much
prefer you to contact us via the "Contact" Page so that we can have a chat and maybe arrange for you to
come and see us in action. Above all, if you are thinking of starting the hobby please do not just go out
and buy a model. Speak to us first so we can explain to you the various options. That way you will be
better informed on how to choose the most appropriate model and radio equipment.