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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

Jun
12
Sat
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Jun
13
Sun
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 13 – Jun 15 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Jun
15
Tue
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jun 15 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Jun 15 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[...]
Jun
16
Wed
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jun 16 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Jun 16 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[...]
Jun
17
Thu
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jun 17 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Jun 17 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[...]
Jun
18
Fri
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Jun 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[...]
10:00 am F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
CLAPA Control Line Aerobatics Championships. Pre-entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.

Upcoming Events

Jun
18
Fri
10:00 am F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
CLAPA Control Line Aerobatics Championships. Pre-entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
Jun
19
Sat
all-day F3-RES and F5-RES – UK Fly-in/co... @ BMFA Buckminster
F3-RES and F5-RES – UK Fly-in/co... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 19 all-day
For those attending please register with Andy Sephton on either 07872 625279 (text or voice call) or via email on andrewjsephton@gmail.com.       Camping Available
10:00 am F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
CLAPA Control Line Aerobatics Championships. Pre-entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F3K competition/come-and-try-it event. Pre entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.    
Jun
20
Sun
all-day F3-RES and F5-RES – UK Fly-in/co... @ BMFA Buckminster
F3-RES and F5-RES – UK Fly-in/co... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 20 all-day
For those attending please register with Andy Sephton on either 07872 625279 (text or voice call) or via email on andrewjsephton@gmail.com.       Camping Available
10:00 am F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
F2B CLAPA Championships @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
CLAPA Control Line Aerobatics Championships. Pre-entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
F3K Discus Launch Glider Come an... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F3K competition/come-and-try-it event. Pre entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.    
Jun
25
Fri
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
Jun
26
Sat
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice

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