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

Always a mix
The new flower planting at BMFA Buckminster enjoying the sunshine
A hive of activity at the Payload Challenge
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
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.

Site Development






BMFA Buckminster Site Status

Apr
20
Sat
all-day Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 20 all-day
DLG advert A Come and Try it weekend for those wanting to get into or improve their DLG flying. Hosted by Mike Fantham and his team. See poster for details.
Apr
21
Sun
all-day Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 21 all-day
DLG advert A Come and Try it weekend for those wanting to get into or improve their DLG flying. Hosted by Mike Fantham and his team. See poster for details.
Apr
22
Mon
all-day Quiet flight only. Season Ticket... @ BMFA Buckminster
Quiet flight only. Season Ticket... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 22 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only. Only Sub 7kg aircraft and aircraft below 82dB(A) sound level permitted.    
Apr
23
Tue
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 23 @ 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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April Swapmeet295
Apr
20
Sat
all-day Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 20 all-day
DLG advert A Come and Try it weekend for those wanting to get into or improve their DLG flying. Hosted by Mike Fantham and his team. See poster for details.
Apr
21
Sun
all-day Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Discus Launch Glider Come and Tr... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 21 all-day
DLG advert A Come and Try it weekend for those wanting to get into or improve their DLG flying. Hosted by Mike Fantham and his team. See poster for details.
Apr
27
Sat
all-day International Miniature Aerobati... @ BMFA Buckminster
International Miniature Aerobati... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 27 all-day
IMAC hosted training and practice day for those wanting to find out more about scale aerobatics and flying the schedules. Over 20kg aircraft welcome, camping and model storage available.  
May
1
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
May 1 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  
May
4
Sat
all-day Ghost Squadron Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
Ghost Squadron Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
May 4 all-day
Aerotow event hosted by Ghost Squadron. Aerotow advert
May
5
Sun
all-day Ghost Squadron Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
Ghost Squadron Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
May 5 all-day
Aerotow event hosted by Ghost Squadron. Aerotow advert
May
6
Mon
all-day Ghost Squadron Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
Ghost Squadron Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
May 6 all-day
Aerotow event hosted by Ghost Squadron. Aerotow advert
May
10
Fri
all-day Club booking – site closed @ BMFA Buckminster
Club booking – site closed @ BMFA Buckminster
May 10 all-day
Site closed for club booking – open for camping arrivals for weekend event.

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