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Compton Events

There is always plenty going at Compton when the weather is good - even if there is no event planned. Admission is free to everyone, everyday! Please get in touch if you would like to hold an event with us, or arrange a 'Fly-In'. We often have weather back up days so keep an eye on here for updated dates. 
 

Compton's Vintage Day
Sunday 12th May 2019

Following on from our successful ‘Vintage’ Day at Compton in 2018, we’ll be making this one bigger and better. All our fleet will be available for Experience flights throughout the day subject to availability, we’ll have a WW2 themed menu, and lots of interesting aircraft visiting us as well as a selection of vintage cars and bikes. 

Pilots: All aircraft are welcome but Vintage (pre-1970’s) will have free landings!

Update! The Vintage Piper Aircraft Club will be holding their fly in on 11th May and staying over for the Compton Vintage Day, so bring your cameras!

TOPNAV 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019

TOPNAV is a visual navigation competition for private pilots, organised by the Royal Institute of Navigation’s (RIN) General Aviation Navigation Group (GANG), and held every year in May. This year Compton Abbas is one of the airfields that will be participating on Saturday 18th May and we have lots of crews registered for the event. 

If you are a pilot and would like to participate, then please email Compton Ops at fly@abasair.com

Late Fly Day
Friday 28th June 2019 at 5.00 pm

*PILOTS AND CLUB MEMBERS ONLY*

With Summer in full swing enjoy a late evening of flying at Compton. Fly in to see us until 9pm and if that isn't enough the cafe will provide the perfect curry to round off your week. After your flight you can also enjoy our new range of drinks, at the bar.

Phone Ops by midday to PPR and book a curry. Food served from 1800-2000.

Aeronca Club Fly In
Saturday 6th July 2019

We are delighted to welcome the Aeronca Flying Club to Compton for their 2019 Fly In. If you are an Aeronca owner, then please contact your club for details regarding the Fly In. If you are an aviation enthusiast, or simply like watching aircraft, then why not drop in to the airfield for the day and enjoy watching these aircraft on the ground and in the air. 

We will also be operating a normal flying day and our Heritage flight aircraft will no doubt be in full flow, so it should prove to be a perfect day to sit and enjoy our wonderful restaurant food on the Compton patio, watching aircraft come and go. 

Remember! we also operate experience flights (see website or ring the Club) so why not get airborne yourself for the day. 

 

 

British Aerobatics UK
Friday 19th July 2019 - Saturday 20th July 2019

 


We will be hosting the British Aerobatics UK event at Compton Abbas again this year, 19th and 20th July

Last year we enjoyed two glorious days of sunshine so fingers crossed for a repeat this year. This is a spectacular event to sit and watch from the Club patio, so make sure you put it in your diary. We will also be running a normal flying program over these days so, weather permitting, there should be plenty of flying to enjoy whilst also sampling the delights of the famous Compton restaurant. 

Late Fly Day
Friday 26th July 2019 at 5.00 pm

*PILOTS AND CLUB MEMBERS ONLY*

With Summer in full swing enjoy a late evening of flying at Compton. Fly in to see us until 9pm and if that isn't enough the cafe will provide the perfect curry to round off your week. After your flight you can also enjoy our new range of drinks, at the bar.

Phone Ops by midday to PPR and book a curry. Food served from 1800-2000.

RV Fly In
Saturday 27th July 2019

We will be welcoming the RV Club to Compton on 27th July. If you are an RV owner please contact the Club for further details. Otherwise, if you enjoy watching aircraft why not come along to the Club and enjoy the sight of these lovely aircraft operating in the air and on the ground. 

We will be operating a full flying program on the day, including our own heritage aircraft, so it should prove for a wonderful sight whilst you can also enjoy the culinary delights of the renowned Compton restaurant. 

Late Day Flying
Friday 30th August 2019

*PILOTS AND CLUB MEMBERS ONLY*

With Summer in full swing enjoy a late evening of flying at Compton. Fly in to see us until 9pm and if that isn't enough the cafe will provide the perfect curry to round off your week. After your flight you can also enjoy our new range of drinks, at the bar.

Phone Ops by midday to PPR and book a curry. Food served from 1800-2000.

Pooley's Day
Sunday 22nd September 2019

Always one of our busiest and most popular days at the airfield.

Compton and Pooleys go back a good 25 years and the airfield is one of the original ‘partners’ with the popular aviation equipment supplier. It’s a great day for members of the public to come up and spectate with over 120 aircraft booked to fly in. 

Pilots: you will need to PPR with Pooleys ahead of the event please. 

Christmas Fly In
Saturday 7th December 2019

Our last Fly In for 2019, so lets make it a great one as we enjoy the Christmas period festivities. 

We will have a range of festive goodies on the menu too; mulled wine on tap, lovely handmade treats from our local cake supplier, cinnamon coffees, and a lot more. 

We would love to see our members and our flying visitors partake in the spirit of the event. If you arrive as Father Christmas, an Angel, Elf or even better a Christmas Pudding we will in return provide you with a free landing fee. For those of you who come up on the day, whether student, solo hire or aircraft owner, there will be a prize for the best Christmas fancy dress. Compton Ops will be sure to be worse dressed with the fancy dress box already out the loft. 

New Years Day Fly In
Tuesday 1st January 2019 at 9.30 am

With Christmas behind us, what better way to start 2019 than to visit the airfield for our first event, the New Years Day Fly In. Weather permitting, this is a popular event and aircraft normally travel from far and wide to visit us. 

With free landings to all aircraft we'll have a selection of winter warmers on the menu for you too (and some salads for those of you that need to watch your weight and balance calculations). Don't forget that our Channel changes to 122.710 on this day.

Its free entry as always for those of you who come up by road. Everyone is welcome - and if its nice sunny weather there should be lots of flying activity to view! 

GASCo Flight Safety Evening
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 7.00 pm

We have booked a GASCO Flight Safety Evening for Wednesday 16th January 2019. 

Always a well attended evening, starting with some food at 7pm before the presentation at 7.30pm This evening is very informative and of great benefit to both our qualified and student members, so please come along.

Having attended the evening, you will also get the CAA Flight Safety Stamp in your log book to show you are an all round good egg and conscientious pilot.

Just rsvp to peter@abbasair.com.

TopNav Talk
Friday 22nd February 2019 at 6.30 pm

Many solo and student pilots from Compton Abbas will be participating in the Royal Institute of Navigation TopNav event this year (see18 May event). John Cairns will be visiting the club and giving a presentation concerning the event on the evening of Friday 22nd February. 

This talk free and is open to all, but it is especially relevant if you are taking part in TopNav, or thinking of taking part in the event. 

Please contact Compton Ops@abbasair.com to register your attendance. Thanks

Ops

Late Fly Day
Friday 26th April 2019 at 5.00 pm

Unwind with a ‘last Friday of the Month’ sunset flight, a curry and good company. Comptons famous curry will be served from 1800 til 2000.

Available to all fly in visitors. Please advise Ops of your intentions by lunchtime on the day, to PPR and book food.




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