Welcome

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

Feb
24
Mon
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Feb 24 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Feb 24 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[...]
Feb
25
Tue
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Feb 25 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
Feb 25 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
Feb
26
Wed
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Feb 26 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
Feb 26 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Feb 26 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[...]
Feb
27
Thu
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Feb 27 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Feb 27 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[...]
Feb
28
Fri
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Feb 28 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Feb 28 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[...]

Upcoming Events

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Swapmeet advert
Mar
14
Sat
10:00 am Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Control Line F2D Combat Sunday Control Line Vintage Combat
Mar
15
Sun
10:00 am Scale Uncovered @ BMFA Buckminster
Scale Uncovered @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Scale Uncovered @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Scale Seminar, learn the tricks and techniques from the experts, discussions on building, finishing, documentation and flying. Plenty to see, aircraft on display and working examples of current projects. Opportunities to fly in front of[...]
Mar
16
Mon
9:00 am IFEDA Fire Extinguisher Course @ BMFA Buckminster
IFEDA Fire Extinguisher Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm
Pre booked Fire Extinguisher Training
Mar
20
Fri
10:00 am Jet Modellers Association Fly-in... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jet Modellers Association Fly-in... @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm
JMA Spring Fly-in and AGM Camping available Hangar available for aircraft storage.
Mar
28
Sat
10:00 am Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Pilots Open Day for those wanting to sample F3A aerobatics and coaching.
Apr
4
Sat
10:00 am SAM35 Spring Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM35 Spring Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
Spring Gala Camping available Includes National Centre Swapmeet
Apr
11
Sat
all-day Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 11 all-day
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster | England | United Kingdom
Come along to the British Model Flying Association’s National Centre for Model Aircraft flying and have a go at flying a model aircraft. A chance for all ages to try their hand at flying a[...]
Apr
12
Sun
all-day Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 12 all-day
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster | England | United Kingdom
Come along to the British Model Flying Association’s National Centre for Model Aircraft flying and have a go at flying a model aircraft. A chance for all ages to try their hand at flying a[...]
10:00 am F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 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.  
Apr
18
Sat
10:00 am GPS Soaring Come and Try-it @ BMFA Buckminster
GPS Soaring Come and Try-it @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
GPS Soaring Come and Try-it @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
GPS Soaring event for those interested in having a go at this developing discipline. Coaching available all weekend with informal tasks and competitions. GPS equipment available to use on site. Contact John Greenfield to book[...]

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