BMFA Buckminster


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United Kingdom

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).

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017
Gary Townsend
10 flights
A long day at the BMFA Buckminster flying site today, my 1st ever session there.

It's a fantastic flying area with the sun directly to the back of you as you fly. The flight-line was busy, roughly equal numbers of planks and egg whisks, and socially it seemed to work perfectly with nonstop flying as we took it in turns, and some good chat as well.

I'm too tired to waffle on 😃 and I only had about 3 to 4 hours sleep last night, but even so I enjoyed flying a lot and was still able to concentrate pretty good. My only disappointment was my attempt at flipping circuits which I can do on the sim, and a bit at the field, but once flying into wind I couldn't keep it going, kind of not enough power it felt like, but also if the timing was just even slightly out whilst trying it into wind, it ballooned upwards very easily.
Sun, 11 Jun 2017
9 flights
Drove out to BMFA Buckminster to check out their new grounds and join their fly-in. Not much flying going in in the wind, but Dave from CMHC turned up. He ended up doing his B test in the wind and passed.

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