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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 site will also be closed to visitors until further notice.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Mar
28
Sat
10:00 am Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Great Britain Radio Control Aero... @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Pilots Open Day for those wanting to sample F3A aerobatics and coaching.
Apr
1
Wed
9:30 am Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Course @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 1 @ 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.  
Apr
4
Sat
10:00 am SAM35 Spring Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
SAM35 Spring Gala @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
Spring Gala Camping available Includes National Centre Swapmeet
Apr
5
Sun
10:00 am ***CANCELLED*** Spring Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
***CANCELLED*** Spring Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
***CANCELLED*** Spring Swapmeet @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Large Swapmeet 60 Indoor tables Outdoor pitches On site catering Camping available Part of the SAM 35 Spring Gala weekend  
Apr
12
Sun
10:00 am ***CANCELLED*** F3K Discus Launc... @ BMFA Buckminster
***CANCELLED*** F3K Discus Launc... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm
***CANCELLED*** F3K Discus Launch Glider Come and "Try-it" Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
F3K Discus Launch Glider come and try it event. Coaching and training available, see post for full details.  
Apr
18
Sat
10:00 am GPS Soaring Come and Try-it @ BMFA Buckminster
GPS Soaring Come and Try-it @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
GPS Soaring Come and Try-it @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
GPS Soaring event for those interested in having a go at this developing discipline. Coaching available all weekend with informal tasks and competitions. GPS equipment available to use on site. Contact John Greenfield to book[...]
Apr
25
Sat
10:00 am Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Control Line F2D Combat Sunday Control Line Vintage Combat
Apr
26
Sun
9:00 am E2K/C32 Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
E2K/C32 Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
E2K and C32 summer series race meeting. Pilots briefing 9.00 am, first flights (E2K) 9.30 am (10.00 am if C32 running first) New pilots welcome. Saturday available for each meeting for course set up, practice[...]
10:00 am Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat Practice/Com... @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Control Line F2D Combat Sunday Control Line Vintage Combat

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