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

Oct
16
Sat
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Oct
17
Sun
all-day BMFA MINI GOODYEAR NATIONALS @ BMFA Buckminster
BMFA MINI GOODYEAR NATIONALS @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 all-day
No Pre-Entry £10 per Team First Heat Commences 10.00 BMFA Certificates for Junior and Senior Teams for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places BMFA RULES Hosted by Peterborough Model Flying Club on behalf of the CLTC
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am SAM 35 Autumn Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Autumn Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Society of Antique Modellers Gala Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition.  All disciplines. Camping Available. Swapmeet and camping bookings please contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
10:00 am Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Planned indoor swapmeets (may fall back to outdoor dependant on situation at the time). Pre-booking required for stall/pitch holders. Table/pitch booking:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350  
Oct
18
Mon
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Oct 18 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Oct 18 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[...]
Oct
19
Tue
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Oct 19 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Oct 19 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[...]
Oct
20
Wed
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Oct 20 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Oct 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[...]
Oct
21
Thu
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Oct 21 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 21 all-day
Great Britain Radio Control Aerobatics Association team training sessions. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar

Upcoming Events

Oct
17
Sun
all-day BMFA MINI GOODYEAR NATIONALS @ BMFA Buckminster
BMFA MINI GOODYEAR NATIONALS @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 all-day
No Pre-Entry £10 per Team First Heat Commences 10.00 BMFA Certificates for Junior and Senior Teams for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places BMFA RULES Hosted by Peterborough Model Flying Club on behalf of the CLTC
10:00 am SAM 35 Autumn Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Autumn Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Society of Antique Modellers Gala Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition.  All disciplines. Camping Available. Swapmeet and camping bookings please contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
10:00 am Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Planned indoor swapmeets (may fall back to outdoor dependant on situation at the time). Pre-booking required for stall/pitch holders. Table/pitch booking:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350  
Oct
21
Thu
all-day GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 21 all-day
Great Britain Radio Control Aerobatics Association team training sessions. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
Oct
23
Sat
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Oct
24
Sun
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Introduction to Drones Day @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Drones Day @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Introductory event for new drone pilots and those thinking of purchasing a drone.
Oct
26
Tue
10:00 am Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ASRC Fly-in aimed at those wishing to work towards or take BMFA Achievements. A mixture of indoor seminars and outdoor training/testing. Pre-booking required. 2 runways available. Camping available.
Oct
27
Wed
10:00 am Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ASRC Fly-in aimed at those wishing to work towards or take BMFA Achievements. A mixture of indoor seminars and outdoor training/testing. Pre-booking required. 2 runways available. Camping available.

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