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National Centre News Release – Corona Virus Measures

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The recent relaxation of lockdown requirements has presented the opportunity for some model flying activity to take place and as such it is time to commence a gradual reopening of the National Centre.

The aim is a phased approach with regular reviews and amendments to reflect the evolving governmental guidance, however, it is important to note that it is far from a return to “situation normal” and we are still in the midst of a significant global pandemic with very real implications.

The initial phase of opening will be for season ticket holders only, a return to fully open for day tickets will represent a later phase.

The site will reopen for season ticket holders from May 23rd onwards and all season ticket holders will be contacted directly.

Further updates to follow.

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 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

Aug
8
Sat
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Aug
9
Sun
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Aug
10
Mon
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 10 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 10 all-day
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 per the DOE noise code. Priority free flight on Mondays Open from 9am[...]
Aug
11
Tue
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 11 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 11 all-day
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 per the DOE noise code. Priority free flight on Mondays Open from 9am[...]
Aug
12
Wed
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 12 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
Aug 12 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 12 all-day
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 per the DOE noise code. Priority free flight on Mondays Open from 9am[...]
Aug
13
Thu
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 13 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 13 all-day
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 per the DOE noise code. Priority free flight on Mondays Open from 9am[...]
Aug
14
Fri
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 14 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar

Upcoming Events

Aug
15
Sat
10:00 am F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm
F3K Discus Launch Glider Come and "Try-it" Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
F3K Discus Launch Glider come and try it event. Coaching and training available, see post for full details.  
Aug
16
Sun
10:00 am F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm
F3K Discus Launch Glider Come and "Try-it" Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
F3K Discus Launch Glider come and try it event. Coaching and training available, see post for full details.  
Aug
21
Fri
10:00 am Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Helicopter and multi rotor fly-in. Multiple flightlines. Camping available. Pre registration is required, please complete the form below if you wish to attend.  
Aug
22
Sat
10:00 am Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Helicopter and multi rotor fly-in. Multiple flightlines. Camping available. Pre registration is required, please complete the form below if you wish to attend.  

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