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All our fly outs are open to all members whether you have an aircraft based with us, are learning to fly or are a solo hirer. PPR is necessary, mainly in order for you to benefit from reduced cost landing fees at the destination aerodromes. If you would like to go along please email email@example.com. Please note the destination airfields may be subject to change.
With flight time of approximately 1.5 hours each way, we will depart Compton Abbas quite early to get as much as possible out of the day. Duxford has a lot to offer and this trip is always really popular. The Imperial War Museum at Duxford houses one of the world’s finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and large exhibits and we can usually wangle a discount in to the museum for you all.
The Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground is a privately owned airport in Leicestershire near the village of Bruntingthorpe. As RAF Bruntingthorpe, the United States Air Force used Bruntingthorpe during the 1950s and 1960s as a heavy bomber base. The base became privately owned in 1972, developing into grounds suitable for high-performance car testing. The runway length is 3000meters.
Bruntingthorpe houses a Cold War jet-aircraft museum with about twenty aircraft from that era, of which the most notable aircraft at the aerodrome is the Avro Vulcan XH558.
This is the closest Channel Island airport to the south coast of England. Just over an hour from start up to shut down from Compton Abbas. It is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. The advantage to the less experienced pilot is a cross channel checkout, or a refresher for a more experienced one! How to fill in flight plans, general declaration forms and a flight into Class A airspace is all covered. On the day we will have a quick tour of the island, which is rich in Second World War history.
The other airfield on our radio frequency, which causes a bit of confusion but great to visit from an RT perspective! It is set in the heart of Northamptonshire, with superb airfield facilities and a great Art Deco styled hotel and restaurant. It has a tarmac runway of 1258m and 3 shorter grass runways. It will be a great flight travelling over the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and will take us just over an hour.
A quick flight ‘’abroad’’. Bembridge airport is situated on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight. The flying time from Compton Abbas going via Stoney Cross is approximately 55 minutes or for a slightly longer flying time we can take the more scenic route and fly along the Bournemouth coast. On our arrival we will take a quick taxi ride and have lunch at the Crab and Lobster pub right on the waterfront. Bembridge is a very popular fly out and its advice to book your place well in advance - and we usually end up buying a lobster from the 'Lobster Shack' near Bembridge and popping it on your home airfields BBQ when we get back.