2021 WARBIRDS AND BEERFEST LATEST UPDATE

Having spent considerable time working with local authority in the hope that we could proceed with this event, we are now in a position where Melton Borough Council have refused to issue a Temporary Event Notice in respect of licencing for alcohol sale, consumption, sale of food and live music.

The flying element of the event will proceed as advertised with appropriate Covid related measures in place.  It remains lawful to provide camping facilities and the flying element falls within the provision for organised sporting activity.

There will be an outdoor catering outlet, and visitors may of course bring their own  refreshments but must comply with current stage 3 covid requirements.

This is of course disappointing given the extended preparation for this event, however it still looks set to be a great weekend of warbird flying and socially distanced camping.

We look forward to seeing you in July and planning is already underway for a bumper 2022 event.

In summary (for those of you who read the title and last paragraph) the Warbirds event is going ahead but there is no beer festival.

Manny Williamson

National Centre

25th June 2021

Welcome

National Centre Update 09/04/2021
The Centre returned to open for Season Ticket Holders and pre-booked events on the 30th of March, the next step of the return to being fully open is on the 12th of April when we re-open for camping and day ticket access.

Initially there will still be some limitations on access to indoor spaces plus of course the requirements for track and trace and appropriate social distancing measures.

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

Jul
30
Fri
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Jul
31
Sat
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Aug
1
Sun
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Aug
2
Mon
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 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[...]
Aug
3
Tue
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 3 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 3 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[...]
Aug
4
Wed
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 4 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 4 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Training course for those new to aerobatics or for those pilots wishing to improve basic aerobatics skills. A mixture of classroom theory sessions and outdoor flying training. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Aug
5
Thu
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 5 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 5 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

Aug
4
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 4 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Training course for those new to aerobatics or for those pilots wishing to improve basic aerobatics skills. A mixture of classroom theory sessions and outdoor flying training. Pre-booking required. Spectators welcome.
Aug
6
Fri
all-day Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 6 all-day
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Dedicated helicopter and multi-rotor/drone fly-in. A relaxed laid back event, with up to 7 flight stations Please complete and submit the form below if you intend to come along and fly at the Blades over[...]
Aug
7
Sat
all-day Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 7 all-day
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Dedicated helicopter and multi-rotor/drone fly-in. A relaxed laid back event, with up to 7 flight stations Please complete and submit the form below if you intend to come along and fly at the Blades over[...]
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
Aug
8
Sun
all-day Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 8 all-day
Blades Over Buckminster @ BMFA Buckminster | Sewstern | England | United Kingdom
Dedicated helicopter and multi-rotor/drone fly-in. A relaxed laid back event, with up to 7 flight stations Please complete and submit the form below if you intend to come along and fly at the Blades over[...]
10:00 am Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Speed/Team Race @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speed/Team Race – competition/practice
Aug
10
Tue
10:00 am Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ASRC Fly-in aimed at those wishing to work towards or take BMFA Achievements. A mixture of indoor seminars and outdoor training/testing. Pre-booking required. 2 runways available. Camping available.
Aug
11
Wed
all-day FW FPV Seminar @ BMFA Buckminster
FW FPV Seminar @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 11 all-day
 
10:00 am Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Achievement Scheme Review Commit... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ASRC Fly-in aimed at those wishing to work towards or take BMFA Achievements. A mixture of indoor seminars and outdoor training/testing. Pre-booking required. 2 runways available. Camping available.

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