All organised events at BMFA Buckminster have been cancelled for the next 12 weeks (From 23/3/2020) and will not resume until we receive advice from the Government that group gatherings can recommence safely.
The recent relaxation of lockdown requirements has presented the opportunity for some model flying activity to take place and as such it is time to commence a gradual reopening of the National Centre.
The aim is a phased approach with regular reviews and amendments to reflect the evolving governmental guidance, however, it is important to note that it is far from a return to “situation normal” and we are still in the midst of a significant global pandemic with very real implications.
The initial phase of opening will be for season ticket holders only, a return to fully open for day tickets will represent a later phase.
The site will reopen for season ticket holders from May 23rd onwards and all season ticket holders will be contacted directly.
Further updates to follow.
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.