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

CLICK HERE to download a preview of the 2022 Events Calendar

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

Jan
29
Sat
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jan 29 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Season Ticket holders only @ BMFA Buckminster
Season Ticket holders only @ BMFA Buckminster
Jan 29 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
Jan
30
Sun
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jan 30 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Season Ticket holders only @ BMFA Buckminster
Season Ticket holders only @ BMFA Buckminster
Jan 30 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
Feb
2
Wed
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Feb 2 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Feb 2 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Training course for those new to aerobatics or for those pilots wishing to improve basic aerobatics skills. A mixture of classroom theory sessions and outdoor flying training. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar

Upcoming Events

Feb
2
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Feb 2 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Training course for those new to aerobatics or for those pilots wishing to improve basic aerobatics skills. A mixture of classroom theory sessions and outdoor flying training. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
Feb
20
Sun
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Feb 20 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
Mar
2
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 2 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Training course for those new to aerobatics or for those pilots wishing to improve basic aerobatics skills. A mixture of classroom theory sessions and outdoor flying training. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
Mar
5
Sat
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Mar
6
Sun
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Mar
12
Sat
all-day GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 12 all-day
Great Britain Radio Control Aerobatics Association team training sessions. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
Mar
13
Sun
all-day GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 13 all-day
Great Britain Radio Control Aerobatics Association team training sessions. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
Mar
18
Fri
10:00 am JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
JMA Jet Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jet Modellers Association Jet Meeting. Pre-booking required. Camping available. Hangar parking available. Spectators welcome.
Mar
19
Sat
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jet Modellers Association Jet Meeting. Pre-booking required. Camping available. Hangar parking available. Spectators welcome.

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