Dark Peak Model Aircraft Club

Covid-19 Register

As part of the restrictions placed on meetings in the UK, we need to capture contact information for anyone visiting our flying sites. Please complete the following form whenever you fly – or if a...


There are no trips planned in 2020 due to Covid-19 The following trips were all in 2019. There is a possibility that Weston Park will go ahead in Mid October 2020, however due to the...

Dark Peak Model Aircraft Club

Covid-19 Register

Our Covid-19 register for people visiting our flying sites is here

About the club

Dark Peak Model Aircraft Club (DPMAC) is based in Glossop, Derbyshire and was formed in 1984 to provide a focal point for model flying in the area. Our oldest members have been flying on our club sites for over 30 years, and flying on our sites is known to have taken place well before then.


The club runs a number of events and competitions throughout the year, and rounds the year out with our Christmas Party – at which the raffle prizes can only be described as unusual!

Some of the events we have previously organised are:

  • Full-size gliding evening
  • Efficiency competition (with a prize of free membership for the year)
  • Table-top sales
  • Model demonstrations
  • Inter-club competitions
  • Club trips to model shows
  • Flight simulator demonstrations at Glossop Carnival

See our Events page


We have three flying sites:

  • Cemetery Road playing fields, Glossop
  • St Margaret’s Primary School playing fields, Gamesley
  • Longdendale Community College playing fields, Hollingworth

See our Where we fly page

Learn to fly

Our members fly a range of models and disciplines including:

  • Fixed Wing Aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Quad Copters
  • Slope Soarers
  • Control-line models

We have club instructors, who are happy to help you learn to fly, and to help ensure your experience is a pleasant one.

If you are interested in flying model aircraft, why not Contact Us for more information? By prior arrangement we are happy to give free model flying lessons on our club equipment for you to see if model flying is for you. Please find below a flyer with details of our free model flying lessons for anyone interested in taking up the hobby.

Learn to Fly leaflet

Say Hello

If you are interested in flying model aircraft, or are already doing so, and want to know more about our club, feel free to join us on a Sunday afternoon at Cemetery Road playing fields, Glossop, drop us a line using our Contact Us page, or pop in to our monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm for 8pm. (Please note: our meetings have been suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Windy Harbour Farm Hotel
Woodhead Road (B6105)
SK13 7QE

Visit Windy Harbour’s website

We look forward to seeing you soon!