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

Aug
12
Fri
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 12 – Aug 14 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
Aug
13
Sat
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 13 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Aug
14
Sun
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 14 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Aug
15
Mon
all-day Control Line Areas Available
Control Line Areas Available
Aug 15 all-day
Control Line Areas Available.
all-day Site Open (Day tickets available)
Site Open (Day tickets available)
Aug 15 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
16
Tue
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar
10:00 am Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Club Booking.
Aug
17
Wed
all-day Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Site Closed to General Flying fo... @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
For a list of all events see https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/calendar

Upcoming Events

Aug
13
Sat
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 13 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Aug
14
Sun
all-day Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Pylon Race Meeting @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 14 all-day
E2K and C32 Race meeting. Practice sessions/set up laps available Saturday. Pre-entry required. Spectators welcome.
10:00 am Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Control Line Combat @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vintage Control Line Combat Contest. Practice/set up Saturday. Spectators welcome.
Aug
16
Tue
10:00 am Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Club Booking.
Aug
17
Wed
10:00 am Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Club Booking.
Aug
18
Thu
10:00 am Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Club Booking @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Club Booking.
Aug
20
Sat
10:00 am Fun-fly Nationals @ BMFA Buckminster
Fun-fly Nationals @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fun-fly National Championships    
10:00 am IMAC @ BMFA Buckminster
IMAC @ BMFA Buckminster
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
International Miniature Aerobatics Club Competition/training weekend. Pre entry required. Camping available. Spectators welcome.

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