With stunning scenery, this active and vibrant airfield made a very good impression to my guest of what private aviation and getting a PPL is all about.
It was great to receive such a warm welcome and that is what has swayed me towards your flying club...decision made, I can't wait to get started!
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
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.
Flew down to Compton from Fairoaks with two other friends for the first time for lunch last Saturday, the weather was excellent but wind was 12kts from the south which made life a little interesting on final. Loads of people about, food was very good and the very friendly staff. Tiger Moths and Pitts doing their bit to entertain the crowds. We could have stayed longer, a great place to visit.
A truly excellent airfield, well run and very organised.
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
Keep up the good work, Compton Abbas is one of, if not, the best destinations that we can fly to.
Lunch was excellent - the food was superb. My parents loved flying - you have created two new converts. We rounded off the day with traditional coffee and cake. Perfect! Thank you for arranging the gorgeous weather too, keep it up!
Emma Jones,Club Member
I have to say Compton is a sheer delight, a credit to all who have a hand in running it. Lunch was great, aircraft variety superb, you should run courses for other airfields showing how it should be done. Expect to see us again soon.