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Model Plane Basic Flight Training

Model Plane Basic Flight Training

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Maximum Height: 200.00 cm

About the experience

The quiet Leicestershire village of Buckminster can occasionally hear the whirr of an engine - a model plane engine, that is - for this is the home of the BMFA (British Model Flying Association). And it's here that you can learn how to master the essentials when it comes to flying radio controlled model planes, with this Basic Flight Training session! Your qualified training coach for your session is Russ, who is not only handy at flying the scaled down models but also the genuine article, and is a qualified instructor and examiner on commercial aircraft too. But he loves flying both big and small planes alike! He is both enthusiastic but also super patient and knowledgeable - the best combination you could hope for in a flying coach. At the BMFA's 40 acre site, overlooking the countryside surrounding nearby Grantham and Melton Mowbray, you'll have plenty of space to learn to fly, and begin your journey towards attaining your 'A' test, which shows to model clubs that you are certified safe to fly. What's more, the BMFA also has an RC model museum, Flyers' Cafe and a very active and lively events diary, with plenty of fly-ins, competitions and swap meets to get involved with. For those looking to fly radio controlled planes, BMFA Buckminster has to be the best place to start!

  • Private model plane training in Buckminster
  • Learn to fly radio controlled planes
  • At the home of the British Model Flying Association
  • Private lessons with expert flyer Russ

  • RC Flying tuition at BMFA Buckminster
  • Tuition from Qualified Model Flying Instructor and Model Flying Examiner
  • Fly fixed wing aircraft, with Mode 2 transmitter controls (throttle & rudder on the left stick, aileron and elevator on the right stick)
  • 2 flights of approximately 8 minutes per flight
  • Coffee break, with general discussion on the progress, aims the next flights and any update required on the theory of flying the model
  • Further two 8 minute flights with briefing between them
  • Flights are recorded onto a micro-SD card using 'Flight Coach' and results can be emailed to you help improve the understanding of the training
  • Courses are tailor-made to your requirements
  • Training flights are operated 'Dual Control', with the instructor and trainee linked via a 'Buddy box' system
  • Allow approximately three hours on site for this experience
  • Sessions are limited to a maximum amount of 2 participants

Basic Training

  • Fly the Max Thrust RIOT
  • The perfect aircraft to learn all the basics flying skills, or to prepare you to take the BMFA A test


  • No minimum age
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating or spectating adult

  • Spectators are welcome

Maximum Height: 200.00 cm

  • Sessions generally take place on weekdays
  • Weekends may be able to be arranged by prior arrangement, however the centre is busy at the weekends so not ideal for training
  • Dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Morning and afternoon sessions are usually available


  • Lincolnshire
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