Tel: 01747 811767
The majority of our fantastic club nights are held at our cosy club house complete with a fully licensed bar and freshly cooked grub. They are a great chance to meet new friends or catch up with old ones, drink and eat something scrumptious, listen to an inspiring talk, learn a new skill, or even shake your booty to some live music.
We also organise everything from fly-outs to other airfields en-mass, trips to the National Air Traffic Services centre at Swanwick and camping trips. See here for our club fly outs which everyone from students to members based at other airfields are welcome to come to.
Have you always wanted to have a go in a B747-400 full motion simulator? Well, now’s your chance!
You can experience a take-off, some general handling, circuits and a landing in a full motion day/night visuals B747-400 simulator. You could also experience windshear approaches, go-arounds, TCAS events, extreme crosswinds and auto-lands in zero visibility fog!
You will have 30 minutes at the controls with an instructor, plus 90 minutes seated in the jump seat watching some of your fellow club members having a go. Spaces are limited so this will be done on a first come first served basis.
The entire two hour package is available to you at the very special rate of just £125 per person.
This will take place on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February 2013 from 1900-2100 at a base near Bournemouth Airport.
To book your place on either of the given dates email Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you have to cancel your place and we are unable to find a replacement for you then you will be charged the full fee of £125 which will be payable to Compton Abbas Airfield.
Your instructor will be Dean Hillier - pictured below.
Our first club evening of 2013 will be an ‘Aviation Bingo’ evening at Compton Abbas Airfield where you can win some prizes whilst bringing out your competitive gaming streak! We will also be taking this opportunity to launch our new range of delicious South African Vondeling and French wines and we will be holding a raffle where you will be able to win some more fantastic prizes!
Included in the evening will be a scrummy hot meal and obviously the company of your favourite Ops Team! An evening at Compton cannot be complete without finishing it all off with a large slice of cake and a cappuccino from our bar!
Please email Vicky at email@example.com to put your name on the list, spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis, so what are you waiting for?!
We have arranged a visit to Southampton Airport on Monday 18th March 2013. Due to the level of interest, there are two visits groups, one will commence at 10:00 and the other at 14:00, each will be approximately three hours in duration. The visit will take in the following areas of the business:
Introduction to Southampton Airport, its demographics and history
What to do when flying in – marshalling signals, stop bars etc
Presentation by NATS Southampton on airspace, procedures, ATSOCAS and zone infringements
Head out on to the airfield for a look around the airside areas
Look around Ops and the fire station
Tower visit including Solent Radar and VCR
If you wish, you could always fly yourself to the airport on the morning of the visit (provided that you’re bigger than a C42 – we don’t want you holding up the big jets!) You would be entitled to a reduced landing fee if you were interested in flying in.
Spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis so please email Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get yourself booked in for the visit.
We have been fortunate enough to be able to arrange a visit to NATS Swanwick near Southampton on Monday 8th April 2013. The visit will commence at 10:00 and will be a minimum of two hours in duration. The visit will take in the following areas of the business:
- Presentation - NATS, the Swanwick functions and how air traffic is managed in the UK
- Observing the Area Control Operations Room
- Radar simulator demonstration on Area and Terminal Control radar tools
- Visit to London Information and D&D and Terminal Control (time permitting)
Spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis so please email Vicky at email@example.com in order to get yourself booked in for the visit. When emailing Vicky please provide your full name as it appears in your passport, as NATS will require this for security purposes.
We haven't decided what this will be yet...but it's coming soon!
A visit to the Air Traffic Control Tower at Gatwick Airport with a tour around the tower and a fascinating insight in to the operation plus 'backstage access'!
Date to be confirmed.
This event will be a presentation on the AAIB and how it works. The main focus will be an analysis of the three most prevalent accidents and how to avoid them - plus time to ask some of the industry experts any questions.
Date to be confirmed.
A briefing on the Loweer Airspace Radar Services that RNAS Yeovilton provides and the operations that they conduct at the air station. A great inside to our 'local' services and a chance to meet the people you talk to in the air, on the ground.
Date to be confirmed.