Introducing BMFA Buckminster

BMFA Buckminster is located on the Leicestershire/Lincolnshire border close to the towns of Melton Mowbray and Grantham and is the National Visitor Centre and Model Flying site of the British Model Flying Association (BMFA). See here for exact location and directions

The new flower planting at BMFA Buckminster enjoying the sunshine
Always a mix
The victorious Chinese Challenge 2 aircraft in flight with a full payload of tennis balls
A hive of activity at the Payload Challenge
The main runway freshly cut and washed ready for the Scale competition.
Park your jet Sir
3-2-1 Launch!

The site occupies 43 acres of open and largely unobstructed countryside set within a traditional farming estate and presents an ideal location for the sport of model flying to take place.

The location represents an important facility for many of the model flying disciplines in the UK and will host an annual programme of events and competitions as well as the opportunity to just turn up and fly.

Additionally the location provides facilities for education through model aircraft and the opportunity for those who are thinking of trying model flying to participate in a “trial lesson experience”.

Facilities at BMFA Buckminster are continually evolving, take a look around this website to find information on the various activities and opportunities and for information on visiting the National Visitor Centre for Model Flying.  

We look forward to welcoming you at BMFA Buckminster.

BMFA Buckminster Site Status

all-day Primary Activity Free Flight, Se...
Primary Activity Free Flight, Se...
Aug 20 all-day
Primary Activity:- Free flight R/C Sport R/C &  control line circles will be accommodated as a secondary activity where appropriate Limits for R/C will be electric and I/C aircraft up to 7kg and I/C models[...]
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Primary Activity:- Sport R/C &  FPV racing, control line circles also in operation. Limits for R/C will be electric and I/C aircraft up to 7kg and I/C models limited to 82DBa at 7 metres as[...]

Upcoming Events

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9:00 am Buckminster Free Flight Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
Buckminster Free Flight Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am
Competitions for all tastes….                                                                ….sports flying and trimming welcome! Run by BMFA:     E 36 ( 5 second engine run. ) Mini Vintage Classic  Glider using 50m towline,  with award for the best Classic A/1[...]