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

3-2-1 Launch!
Park your jet Sir
Always a mix
The victorious Chinese Challenge 2 aircraft in flight with a full payload of tennis balls
The main runway freshly cut and washed ready for the Scale competition.
The new flower planting at BMFA Buckminster enjoying the sunshine
A hive of activity at the Payload Challenge

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.

Site Development






BMFA Buckminster Site Status

Oct
23
Wed
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Primary Activity:- Sport R/C &  FPV racing, control line circles also in operation. 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[...]
Oct
24
Thu
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Primary Activity:- Sport R/C &  FPV racing, control line circles also in operation. 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[...]
Oct
25
Fri
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Primary Activity:- Sport R/C &  FPV racing, control line circles also in operation. 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[...]

Upcoming Events

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Nov
6
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Nov 6 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  
Dec
4
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Dec 4 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  
Apr
25
Sat
all-day Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 25 all-day
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster | England | United Kingdom
Come along to the British Model Flying Association’s National Centre for Model Aircraft flying and have a go at flying a model aircraft. A chance for all ages to try their hand at flying a[...]
Apr
26
Sun
all-day Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 26 all-day
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster | England | United Kingdom
Come along to the British Model Flying Association’s National Centre for Model Aircraft flying and have a go at flying a model aircraft. A chance for all ages to try their hand at flying a[...]

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