Welcome

National Centre Update 09/04/2021
The Centre returned to open for Season Ticket Holders and pre-booked events on the 30th of March, the next step of the return to being fully open is on the 12th of April when we re-open for camping and day ticket access.

Initially there will still be some limitations on access to indoor spaces plus of course the requirements for track and trace and appropriate social distancing measures.

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

May
8
Sat
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 8 – May 10 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fixed Wing and Helicopter Freestyle competition. Pre-entry required. Hangar Parking available. On site catering. Spectators welcome. Camping available contact: Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org  
May
9
Sun
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 9 – May 11 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fixed Wing and Helicopter Freestyle competition. Pre-entry required. Hangar Parking available. On site catering. Spectators welcome. Camping available contact: Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org  
May
10
Mon
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
May 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[...]
May
11
Tue
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 11 – May 13 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Informal Jet Fly-in.  Limited slots. Pre-booking required.  Camping Available. Hangar parking available.  Spectators welcome.
May
12
Wed
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 12 – May 14 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Informal Jet Fly-in.  Limited slots. Pre-booking required.  Camping Available. Hangar parking available.  Spectators welcome.

Upcoming Events

May
8
Sat
10:00 am Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fixed Wing and Helicopter Freestyle competition. Pre-entry required. Hangar Parking available. On site catering. Spectators welcome. Camping available contact: Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org  
May
9
Sun
10:00 am Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
Freestyle Masters @ BMFA Buckminster
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fixed Wing and Helicopter Freestyle competition. Pre-entry required. Hangar Parking available. On site catering. Spectators welcome. Camping available contact: Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org  
May
11
Tue
10:00 am Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Informal Jet Fly-in.  Limited slots. Pre-booking required.  Camping Available. Hangar parking available.  Spectators welcome.
May
12
Wed
10:00 am Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Midweek Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Informal Jet Fly-in.  Limited slots. Pre-booking required.  Camping Available. Hangar parking available.  Spectators welcome.
May
13
Thu
10:00 am Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F3A precision Aerobatics Cahmpionships. Pre-entry required. Hangar parking available. Camping available. Spectators welcome.  
May
14
Fri
10:00 am Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F3A precision Aerobatics Cahmpionships. Pre-entry required. Hangar parking available. Camping available. Spectators welcome.  
May
15
Sat
10:00 am F2B Control Line Aerobatic Compe... @ BMFA Buckminster
F2B Control Line Aerobatic Compe... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Practice Circles available. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F3A precision Aerobatics Cahmpionships. Pre-entry required. Hangar parking available. Camping available. Spectators welcome.  
May
16
Sun
10:00 am F2B Control Line Aerobatic Compe... @ BMFA Buckminster
F2B Control Line Aerobatic Compe... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Practice Circles available. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F3A precision Aerobatics Cahmpionships. Pre-entry required. Hangar parking available. Camping available. Spectators welcome.  

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