Compton is my favourite location away from my home airfield Exeter. Warm welcome every time and excellent facilities. I have my calendar proudly displayed in my office in Abu Dhabi and I look at the web cam every day and long to be back in UK. I work in UAE and can only fly my plane on a couple of weeks a year. Those rare trips always include Compton.
I have flown into Compton Abbas on many occasions and find all of the staff to be of a very welcoming and friendly towards visiting pilots and guests. Clive and Margaret go out of their way to ensure your visit is a good one.
Beautiful scenery surrounds Compton Abbas with stunning escarpments carved into the countryside local to the airfield. Sited on top of a hill 800 odd feet above sea level, take offs on runway 26 are stunning as the land disappears dramatically below you as you climb out over Spread Eagle. The restaurant is top notch too! Great food and drink. There is a nice patio outside only a few yards from the runway affording an uninhibited view of all arrivals and departures. I love the place!
Picturesque location, lovely grass strip and excellent food. Very friendly!
I cannot speak more highly of this airfield. To my mind this is what GA is all about: friendly/polite when phoning for PPR, great cafe, £10 landing fee, air/ground was concise but helpful, and goodness me what a setting. I will be going back often.
James Palmer,Stock Mandeville
A gem of an airfield set high on a spur of land in Dorset. Beautiful approach to 08. Despite its popularity, with pilots and the public the friendliness of all concerned was excellent, with no sense of complacency. The food was good quality and very good value and all facilities very good. If you haven't been, go. There are great walks to be done from the airfield too.
Mike Ramsden,Long Itchington
Brilliant place to learn to fly, eat, drink or just hang out. All the staff are really friendly, helpful and sincere. Mid-PPL and loving it!!!
I doubt there is another flying club in the country which has such lovely staff.
I loved the Vintage Fly In - it was a pleasure from start to finish. Great people, great aircraft, great venue. Thanks for the opportunity!
I think you're all doing SUCH a fantastic job, and are an inspiration to other airfields!
A truly excellent airfield, well run and very organised. Pilots can order food when they sign in and jump the queue which is really helpful when the cafe is busy.