Experience Flight Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a voucher? You can buy an experience voucher online at a reduced rate (this will be emailed to you within an hour of your order being placed) or you can ring the airfield and we'll sort it for you over the phone. You will need to purchase a voucher before you are able to book in for a flight. Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase and we suggest booking the experience within the first few months of validity to allow for weather cancellations and subsequent rebooking. 

How do I book? Just call us on 01747 811767 with your voucher number to hand. Usually we need a minimum of two weeks notice in busy periods. We suggest a month if you have a specific time or date - but it is always worth ringing on a nice sunny day if you find yourself free. 

What happens if the weather is bad? Weather can change throughout the day so you should always ring us to check conditions just before you plan on leaving to get here for your flight. If we cannot fly that day then you simply re-book to another date of your choice. Bear in mind the expiry date of your voucher and the possibility of weather cancellations when you choose your date to fly. You should try to book your flight in within the first six months of the validity period. 

When can I fly? Compton Abbas Airfield is open Tuesday to Sunday - closing for just a week over Christmas. We operate from 0900 until 1700. We fly the two seater C42 and Piper Warrior aircraft Tuesday to Sunday subject to weather and demand, and the Chipmunk, Stearman and Harvard mainly on weekends.  There may be other periods of time when the aircraft are in for further scheduled maintenance outside of this time so you should always call to check if you have a specific date in mind before you purchase the voucher. We are also open on bank holiday Mondays. 

Can I take someone else up with me? The only aircraft with space in the back is the Piper Warrior aircraft. If you have a friend who would like to observe the flight (with an interest in possibly carrying out flying training in the future) then they will need to take out membership of the club for the day at a small cost. This is weight and weather permitting and your flying instructor will make a decision on the day of the flight. 

Where can I fly? You can choose where you want to fly in your given time, which you will do in the pre flight brief. There are some restrictions as to where pilots can fly and these can change on a daily basis - although it is more than likely you will be able to fly where you choose. Have a further look under the Experience Flights section on the website to see where you could fly with the voucher in question. 

Please note that FAQ's are subject to change without notice.