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

Apr
17
Sat
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 17 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Apr
18
Sun
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 18 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Apr
19
Mon
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Apr 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[...]
Apr
20
Tue
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Apr 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[...]
Apr
21
Wed
all-day Season Ticket holders only @ BMFA Buckminster
Season Ticket holders only @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 21 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.

Upcoming Events

Apr
17
Sat
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 17 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Apr
18
Sun
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 18 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Apr
22
Thu
all-day GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
GBRCAA Team Training @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 22 all-day
Great Britain Radio Control Aerobatics Association team training sessions. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
Apr
24
Sat
10:00 am F2B Control Line Aerobatic Compe... @ BMFA Buckminster
F2B Control Line Aerobatic Compe... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm
Practice Circles available. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am GPS Soaring @ BMFA Buckminster
GPS Soaring @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
GPS Soaring @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
GPS Soaring workshop and informal contest. Ideal for those new to GPS Triangle Racing and wanting to find out more or give it a go. Hangar parking available. Camping available.
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buckminster Tethered Car Group general running and speed competitions. High Speed tethered car racing. Pre entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.
Apr
25
Sun
10:00 am GPS Soaring @ BMFA Buckminster
GPS Soaring @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
GPS Soaring @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
GPS Soaring workshop and informal contest. Ideal for those new to GPS Triangle Racing and wanting to find out more or give it a go. Hangar parking available. Camping available.
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buckminster Tethered Car Group general running and speed competitions. High Speed tethered car racing. Pre entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.

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