Luton and District Model Aeronautical Society
The L&DMAS is a club for aeroplane builders and flyers. They have about 70 members and operate from a flying field which they own in North Hertfordshire, at a little village called Great Offley, between Luton and Hitchin.
They mainly fly fixed wing, both I.C and electric, plus gliders and the occasional helicopter.
The Society was inaugurated in 1935 and it has been run continuously since then. They are affiliated to the BMFA, and have been for many years. The first club newsletter was published in 1937.
They fly from their field throughout the year, with flying allowed 7 days per week, though most members seem to come to the sessions on Thursday afternoons (and evenings in the summer) or on Saturdays. Sunday afternoons are limited to quiet aircraft, so it's then that you are most likely to see electrics and gliders without accompanying I.C models.
They welcome new members, experienced or novice, and offer tuition to learners. Most members have a BMFA 'A' certificate, with a fair number having a 'B' certificate. The rest are learning or just socialising. Unfortunately they are not able to offer helicopter training.
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Last updated 19/06/2017