About Us

About the club...........


The name PANDAS is an acronym of Pontefract And District Aeromodellers
(okay we cheated with the ‘N’)
PANDAS (as we now know it), was formed on Tuesday 19th March 1974. Model flyers had been using Pontefract Park as a flying site since the second world war.

The club at that time was called ‘Pontefract & Castleford Aeromodellers’, which was a free flight club.

The club lapsed in the early fifties, but interest was rejuvenated with the advent of radio control in about 1958.

Since then, there was a steady increase in R/C flyers. In the inaugural year, PANDAS had a total of 74 members. The membership rose to 230, but now stands at around 180, making us one of the largest clubs in the UK.