Tel: 01747 811767
Hangar Four: Planning permission has been granted for a new hangar at Compton. If you need a new home or are buying an aircraft then get in touch with email@example.com. The hangar will be split in to self contained bays holding two aircraft each meaning easy access and all at our usual competitive rates.
*Soggy Weather! Some of you may have noticed that the UK has had a little bit of rain/snow/flooding recently! As a result of this there may be some days where we will be unable to accept visiting pilots although we can often accept microlights. Please make sure you call us before you leave your home base.
Fuel, Landing, Parking
Fuel: We sell Avgas and UL91 at competitive rates always below the national average.
Landing: We charge £6 for a microlight, £10 for a light single and £15 for a twin.
Parking: Parking overnight is £5, or if you would like to hangar your aircraft for the night it is £10.
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As we sit on chalk – water drains quickly and we are waterlogged only on extremely rare occasions. However, inevitably, in the winter we do have a soft field after heavy rain. We ask very nicely that you adhere to the following in order to keep the runway serviceable for everyone and in the good condition we try so hard to keep it. Thank you very much for your co-operation in advance.
Please use minimum braking, slow taxi speeds and execute large radius turns on the field. With 800 meters of grass to play with you shouldn’t need to use the brakes as friction will slow you down quickly. Braking on a soft field can cause a lot of damage to the extent where we cannot operate – especially if the ground freezes after indentations have been made through braking.
Situated: 2.7 nm SSE of Shaftesbury, Dorset (150 deg magnetic)
Elevation: 810' AMSL
RFF Category: Special Cat
PPR (occasionally unlicensed after 1700hrs due shortage of RFF crew)
Runways: 08/26 (Grass) TORA/LDA 803 metres
Taxiways: All taxiing to the south of the runway
Circuit Height: 800' QFE
Microlight Circuit Height: 600’ QFE
Circuit Direction: 08: LH 26: RH
A/G Radio: 122.70
Visitor Aircraft Parking: to the EAST of the strobe light - never in front of the buildings or on the apron.
Fuel: 100LL - self service, please collect refuelling log from reception. UL91 from a bowser.
Oils: W100, W80, 15W50, 100, 80, Sport Plus 4
Customs: 24Hrs PNR
VOR/DME: 277 / 30.5NM from SAM 113.35
Radar: Boscombe Down 126.70 or Yeovilton 127.35 (both weekdays only)
Noise Abatement: Please check in your flight guides before flying in to the airfield
The airfield operates in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and to maintain the existing good relationship with the community, please observe good airmanship and avoid overflying hamlets and villages in close proximity to the airfield.
Rwy 08 - A normal approach, but please avoid getting low on final approach or using excessive power settings when overflying Compton Village.
Rwy 26 - A normal approach.
Rwy 08 - As soon as practicable, on passing the end of the runway, turn left in order to avoid overflying Hatts Barn Farmhouse.
Rwy 26 - As soon as practicable, on passing the end of the runway, turn right in order to cross the top of the Melbury Hill. Avoid overflying any part of Compton Abbas village.
Turbulence will be encountered on both runways when the wind has a southerly component in excess of 8 -10 knots. Low approach paths combined with excess speed is not recommended when these conditions prevail. Such approaches will place the aircraft in the worst of the turbulent air and will result in a touch down point well along the runway length.