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

May
15
Sun
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 15 – May 17 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
May
17
Tue
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 17 – May 19 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pre-booked event.
May
18
Wed
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 18 – May 20 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pre-booked event.
May
19
Thu
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 19 – May 21 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pre-booked event.
May
20
Fri
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 20 – May 22 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
Battle of Britain Model Squadron @ BMFA Buckminster
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pre-booked event.
May
21
Sat
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 21 – May 23 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar

Upcoming Events

May
21
Sat
10:00 am Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Aerotow event organised by Ghost Squadron. Open to all sizes of glider. Large tugs available all weekend. Camping available. Hangar Storage available. Spectators welcome.  
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
May
22
Sun
10:00 am Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aerotow @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Aerotow event organised by Ghost Squadron. Open to all sizes of glider. Large tugs available all weekend. Camping available. Hangar Storage available. Spectators welcome.  
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
May
24
Tue
10:00 am Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 24 @ 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. Click the link below to reserve your[...]
May
25
Wed
10:00 am Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 25 @ 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. Click the link below to reserve your[...]

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