Dark Peak Model Aircraft Club


BMFA Centenary World Record Attempt

We are excited to be taking part in the BMFA World Record Attempt to celebrate their Centenary Year.  Details of the event can be found here. We are asking all our members to attend this event, and will need 2 people (non-flyers) to video the event.  Please watch out for your official invitation from the BMFA in April 2022.

There are no trips planned in 2021 due to Covid-19.

We are eagerly awaiting model shows getting back to normal following the easing of Covid restrictions.

There are a number of members planning to attend Weston Park 25th Anniversary event on the weekend of the 4-6 Sept 2021 – say hello if you see us.

We anticipate being able to organise some events in 2022, hopefully christening our new flying site which was hot news at our August 2021 meeting.

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 ever changing nature  of Covid-19 lockdown, no plans have been made to visit.

Elvington new dates and meeting arrangements

Our trip to the Elvington show has been rescheduled to the 12th October. Pre-bought tickets will be honoured at the rescheduled event.

We will meet at 7:00am to 7:15am at Wetherspoons in Glossop for breakfast, and the coach will leave at 8:00am prompt.

Please note that parking near Wetherspoons is limited to only 3 hours. It is recommended to park on Philip Howard Road, Glossop as this is free and should be available at that time.

Elvington show postponed

Update: 7th Aug. Please note that the LMA Elvington show has been postponed by the LMA because of the weather.

When we know more about the revised date we will let you all know.

If you were planning to go independently the advice is DO NOT TRAVEL as the show will not take place this weekend.

CANCELLED – Glossop Vehicle Enthusiasts Club

This event has been cancelled owing to the inclement weather.

We will be attending the GVEC open day in Manor Park, with a static display, and potentially the flight simulators again.

Please let the committee know if you can attend on Sunday 13th October with some models. See www.gvec.club for further details.

Please book now for Elvington!

Please get your name to John Bottomley as soon as possible – we need at least 10 people to make this trip viable. Please also give the full amount of £18 to John (preferably by BACS) to secure your place.

Our second 2019 trip

After a vote at our May meeting, our second trip of the year will be to Elvington LMA show on Sunday 11th August.

Again, please let John Bottomley know you are interested in going, and please let him have your £10 deposit to secure your place ASAP.

Our first 2019 trip

It has been confirmed that we will be attending Weston Park Model Show on Sunday 16th June. Transport and a driver has been arranged, and we now need confirmed names and deposits of £10 ASAP.

If you want to attend the club trip to Weston Park, please contact John Bottomley, and arrange to pay your deposit.  Don’t leave this too late, if you don’t book now, there’s a chance the trip will be cancelled due to insufficient interest.

Bring on 2019

I’m sure you’ll all agree we had some great days out and events in 2018. Thanks to the committee members and other volunteers for making 2018 a success.

This year we are considering:

We have access to a 16-seat (plus driver) mini bus for events such as these, but need to book well in advance, so a decision on which shows will be made at the March club night.

If you have any suggestions for events, visits to shows, or other activities that you’d like to take part in or attend which are not listed above, please let us know using the following form.

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Christmas Party 2018

Our 2018 Christmas Party was held on Tuesday 11th December at Windy Harbour Farm Hotel.

The food as ever was excellent and a fantastic turnout of members and spouses led to a great night.

Club days out – 2018

We visited the following events in 2018.

Weston Park – June 15th-17th 2018

Elvington Model Show – August 2018

Glossop Carnival 2018 – “Day in the Park”

We attended both days of Glossop “Day in the Park” with our flight simulator hands-on demonstrations, and static display of models and raffle.

Below, courtesy of Chris Horseman, are some great photos of our show area at Glossop Carnival 2017 – we were privileged to show the mayor of Glossop round our models, and he even had a go on our flight simulator!