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

Jun
23
Thu
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Jun
25
Sat
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jun 25 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 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.
Jun
26
Sun
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jun 26 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
10:00 am Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Planned indoor swapmeets (may fall back to outdoor dependant on situation at the time). Pre-booking required for stall/pitch holders. Table/pitch booking:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350  
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 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.
Jun
27
Mon
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Jun 27 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 27 @ 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.

Upcoming Events

Jun
25
Sat
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 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.
Jun
26
Sun
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
10:00 am Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Planned indoor swapmeets (may fall back to outdoor dependant on situation at the time). Pre-booking required for stall/pitch holders. Table/pitch booking:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350  
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 26 @ 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.
Jun
27
Mon
10:00 am SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SAM 35 Retrofest @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Society of Antique Modellers Retrofest Fly-in. General vintage flying. Low key competition. All disciplines. Camping available. Pre booking required for swapmeet.   Swapmeet/camping booking contact:- Manny Williamson manny@bmfa.org 0116 2441091 07778 287350
10:00 am Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Tethered Cars @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 27 @ 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.
Jun
29
Wed
10:00 am UKROC National Final @ BMFA Buckminster
UKROC National Final @ BMFA Buckminster
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ADS UK Rocketry Challenge National Final

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