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

Sep
17
Fri
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Sep
18
Sat
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Sep
19
Sun
all-day E2K and C32 National Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
E2K and C32 National Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 19 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Sep
20
Mon
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Sep 20 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Sep 20 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[...]
Sep
21
Tue
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Sep 21 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Harlow MFC @ BMFA Buckminster
Harlow MFC @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Club Booking.
Sep
22
Wed
all-day Scale @ BMFA Buckminster
Scale @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 22 all-day
Scale contest. Pre entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Sep
23
Thu
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar

Upcoming Events

Sep
19
Sun
all-day E2K and C32 National Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
E2K and C32 National Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 19 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
Sep
21
Tue
10:00 am Harlow MFC @ BMFA Buckminster
Harlow MFC @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Club Booking.
Sep
22
Wed
all-day Scale @ BMFA Buckminster
Scale @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 22 all-day
Scale contest. Pre entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
Sep
24
Fri
10:00 am JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jet Modellers Association 3 Day Jet Meeting. Pre-booking required. Camping available. Hangar parking available. Spectators welcome.
Sep
25
Sat
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jet Modellers Association 3 Day Jet Meeting. Pre-booking required. Camping available. Hangar parking available. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
Sep
26
Sun
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jet Modellers Association 3 Day Jet Meeting. Pre-booking required. Camping available. Hangar parking available. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice

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