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

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

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

Aug
26
Mon
all-day Silent Flight Nationals @ BMFA Buckminster
Silent Flight Nationals @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 26 all-day
See http://bmfa-nats.org/event/silent-flight-british-national-championships
Aug
27
Tue
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 27 @ 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[...]
Aug
28
Wed
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 28 @ 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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Aug
26
Mon
all-day Silent Flight Nationals @ BMFA Buckminster
Silent Flight Nationals @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 26 all-day
See http://bmfa-nats.org/event/silent-flight-british-national-championships
Aug
30
Fri
all-day Blades over Buckminster Rotorcra... @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades over Buckminster Rotorcra... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 30 all-day
Blades over Buckminster Rotorcraft fun fly! @ BMFA Buckminster | England | United Kingdom
A weekend of relaxed rotor craft flying. Helicopters and multi-rotors all welcome. Multiple flight lines, gates and turn flags available for those who want to do some racing as well as an indoor space available[...]
Aug
31
Sat
all-day Blades over Buckminster Rotorcra... @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades over Buckminster Rotorcra... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 31 all-day
Blades over Buckminster Rotorcraft fun fly! @ BMFA Buckminster | England | United Kingdom
A weekend of relaxed rotor craft flying. Helicopters and multi-rotors all welcome. Multiple flight lines, gates and turn flags available for those who want to do some racing as well as an indoor space available[...]
Sep
1
Sun
all-day Blades over Buckminster Rotorcra... @ BMFA Buckminster
Blades over Buckminster Rotorcra... @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 1 all-day
Blades over Buckminster Rotorcraft fun fly! @ BMFA Buckminster | England | United Kingdom
A weekend of relaxed rotor craft flying. Helicopters and multi-rotors all welcome. Multiple flight lines, gates and turn flags available for those who want to do some racing as well as an indoor space available[...]
Sep
4
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 4 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  
Sep
13
Fri
all-day RCM&E Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster
RCM&E Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 13 all-day
See https://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article/rcme-fly-in-2019/26899 for details
Sep
14
Sat
all-day RCM&E Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster
RCM&E Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 14 all-day
See https://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article/rcme-fly-in-2019/26899 for details
Sep
15
Sun
all-day RCM&E Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster
RCM&E Fly-in @ BMFA Buckminster
Sep 15 all-day
See https://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article/rcme-fly-in-2019/26899 for details

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