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The Venue

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

3D Championship 2018

Welcome to the 3D Championship 2018

We decided to move the Venue to an exciting and spectacular location.

The dates are Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018.

The event will be held at BMFA Buckminster NG33 5RW with event insurance provided by the BMFA.

This year, we are opening up the competition to international pilots, and for the Third time, we will have a Sports class (Grass Roots) to the 3D Championship weekend.

Not only that, We will be holding the event over 3 days Friday to Sunday Fun-Fly Friday, Saturday and Sunday ( Saturday and Sunday are Competition Days), Introducing a “Fly at Night and FPV night racing, Making this a great event for all the family.

We’d like to invite everyone to come and join us in BMFA Buckminster 21st – 23rd September 2018 NG33 5RW for the best party of the year!

So come along and help us make it the best 3D Championship Ever!!


Companies wishing to sponsor this event can find out details of what is available by contacting us on this website.

3D Championship uses the 3D Format for it’s competition rules and set manouevres list.

Here’s the set manoeuvres list. If you have any questions about the competition, please feel free to contact us and ask!

Price of Admission

£5 per day or £10 for Thursday evening Friday, Saturday and Sunday Children 12yrs and under go free.

Camping is £12 per Night or £30 all weekend Thursday night to Sunday night

Parking on-site is free.

Pilot information


Set Manoeuvres round consisting of 4 selected  manoeuvres.

Freestyle or freestyle to own music. 2:50-3:10 mins


Set Manoeuvres consisting of 5 selected manoeuvres

Freestyle round 2:50-3:10 mins

Flight to own music 2:50-3:10 mins


Set Manoeuvres consisting of 5 selected manoeuvres

Freestyle round 2:50-3:10 mins

Flight to own music 2:50-3:10 mins

Judges re-flight card system

This card will allow you to refly when your model fails in flight. this will apply to all rounds and all pilots.

The Set Manoeuvres round requires you to fly 4 Grass roots set manoeuvres in Sports class or 5 set manoeuvres in Intermediates and Champions. These should be flown according the guidelines per the 3D Format website. Please double check the manoeuvre names and descriptions as some changes have been made since last year.

Judges for 3D Championship 2018

Jamie Cole TBC, Matt Brown TBC, Kevin Targett (Head Judge TBC), Jeremy Morcom, Nigel Revill.



The Freestyle flight should be between 2:50 – 3:10 minutes long, and flown according to the guidelines in 3D Format website: http://www.3dformat.co.uk/rounds/freestyle/

The Flight to Music should be between 2:50 – 3:10 minutes long, and flown according to the guidelines in 3D Format website: http://www.3dformat.co.uk/rounds/music/

Event Schedule


Traders Open

From 09:00 Pilot Registration

10:00 Open Fun Fly



Traders Open

09:00 Set Manoeuvres Inters,Sport (Grass Roots) and Champions classes

12:00 Demo Slot

12:30 Freestyle Champions class Music Rounds for Inters

15:30-19:00 Fun Fly (A Cert Supervised or B Minimum) 

18:00 PARTY!!! Live Music starts TBC

20:00 (When Dark) Night flying and FPV Races



Traders Open

09:00 Freestyle or Music Round for Sports

10:00 Intermediates Freestyle and Champions Music

13:00 Fly Off rounds for Champions, Intermediates and Sports

When that’s all done… RAFFLE!!!!


This schedule is dependent on the weather.

Food and drinks will be served all day on-site.

Further information about this event will be posted here as required.

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Event Sponsors

If you would like to be an event sponsor this year, please contact us.

Trade Stands

If you would like to bring a trade stand to this years 3D Championship in September, please contact us.