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

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

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

Feb
21
Thu
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Feb 21 @ 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[...]
Feb
22
Fri
9:30 am Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Primary Activity Sport R/C, Cont... @ BMFA Buckminster
Feb 22 @ 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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April Swapmeet295
Mar
6
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 6 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  
Mar
9
Sat
10:53 am C/L Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
C/L Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 9 @ 10:53 am – 11:53 am
Details coming soon
Mar
10
Sun
10:53 am C/L Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
C/L Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Mar 10 @ 10:53 am – 11:53 am
Details coming soon
Apr
3
Wed
all-day Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Introduction to Aerobatics Workshop @ BMFA Buckminster
Apr 3 all-day
Introduction to Aerobatics with Ashley Hoyland and John Morton.  

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