Noise abatement, arrivals & departures

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.



Arrivals
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.

Departures
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
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.




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