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National Centre News Release – Corona Virus Measures

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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.

BMFA Buckminster Site Status

Nov
2
Mon
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Nov 2 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[...]

Upcoming Events

Oct
31
Sat
10:00 am Scale Uncovered @ BMFA Buckminster
Scale Uncovered @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm
 
Nov
4
Wed
9:30 am Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
1st Wednesday of every month. Details as per poster. Book directly with John Morton.  
Nov
7
Sat
10:00 am Pylon Skills Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Skills Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm
 
Dec
3
Thu
9:30 am Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
1st Wednesday of every month. Details as per poster. Book directly with John Morton.  

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