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National Centre News Release – Corona Virus Measures

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All organised events at BMFA Buckminster have been cancelled for the next 12 weeks (From 23/3/2020) and will not resume until we receive advice from the Government that group gatherings can recommence safely.

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

May
26
Tue
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
May 26 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
May
27
Wed
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
May 27 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
May
28
Thu
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
May 28 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
May
29
Fri
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
May 29 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.
May
30
Sat
all-day Season Ticket holders only.
Season Ticket holders only.
May 30 all-day
Open for Season Ticket holders only.

Upcoming Events

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May
27
Wed
10:00 am Model Squadron Reunion @ BMFA Buckminster
Model Squadron Reunion @ BMFA Buckminster
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Model Squadron Pilots re-union fly in. Site remains open for shared similar activity. Camping available.
May
29
Fri
10:00 am Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 29 @ 10:00 am – May 30 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Control Line F2D Combat Sunday Control Line Vintage Combat
May
30
Sat
all-day Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
May 30 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[...]
10:00 am Achievement Scheme Committee Fli... @ BMFA Buckminster
Achievement Scheme Committee Fli... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 30 @ 10:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Relaxed fly-in format with opportunities for training, testing and trial lessons. Bring along a non flying friend. Camping available.
10:00 am Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 30 @ 10:00 am – May 31 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Control Line F2D Combat Sunday Control Line Vintage Combat
May
31
Sun
all-day Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
Flightfest @ BMFA Buckminster
May 31 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[...]
10:00 am Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
May 31 @ 10:00 am – Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Control Line F2D Combat Sunday Control Line Vintage Combat
Jun
3
Wed
9:30 am Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 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.  
Jun
6
Sat
10:00 am BMFA University and Schools Payl... @ BMFA Buckminster
BMFA University and Schools Payl... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
Annual BMFA University and Schools Payload Challenge. Educational pre-entry design and build competition.
Jun
12
Fri
10:00 am Jet Modellers Association Fly-in 2 @ BMFA Buckminster
Jet Modellers Association Fly-in 2 @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm
JMA Fly-in 2 Camping available.

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