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

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

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.

Site Development






BMFA Buckminster Site Status

Sep
16
Mon
all-day Primary Activity Free Flight, Se...
Primary Activity Free Flight, Se...
Sep 16 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[...]
Sep
17
Tue
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 17 @ 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[...]
Sep
18
Wed
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 18 @ 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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Oct
2
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 2 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  
Oct
6
Sun
10:57 am BMFA RC Scale Competition Includ... @ BMFA Buckmisnter
BMFA RC Scale Competition Includ... @ BMFA Buckmisnter
Oct 6 @ 10:57 am – 11:57 am
RC Scale Competition F/O & L/S Team qualifier for World Championships Norway 2020
Nov
6
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Nov 6 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  
Dec
4
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Dec 4 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  

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