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News

Have a look on our social media channels for the latest news from the airfield, including our students' flying achievements and foodie news from the airfield café.
  • Pooley’s Day 2022

    With covid and the weather conspiring against us for a few years, the boys and girls at Pooleys and Compton, were nervously monitoring the weather forecast for the days prior ...
  • May Late Flying Friday – sausages aplenty!

    What a great Late Flying Friday we had here on 13th May. It was a beautiful sunny evening and the sausage and chips were enjoyed by all! The resident Tiger ...
  • Hire electric bikes from Compton

    Dorset Adventures, sister company of Exmoor Adventures based at Porlock Weir in Somerset, set up at Compton in 2021. With a range of mountain bikes and electric mountain bikes, you ...
  • Great May Vintage Saturday

    So after a very long winter season and the April Vintage Saturday cancelled due to the weather – the first one of 2022 took place. The May Vintage Saturday was ...
  • Vacancy Cook / Cafe Assistant

    Compton Café – Vacancy Due to an internal promotion, Compton Abbas Airfield Café is looking for a cook / café assistant to join their busy team as they approach the ...
  • WE ARE HIRING!

    WE ARE HIRING 📩🍽️ Job Description – Café assistant Compton Abbas Airfield is looking to recruit part time café assistants to join their busy team. These are part time roles; ...
  • Light Aircraft Maintenance at EGHA

    NEW! Compton Abbas Airfield now has a light aircraft maintenance facility covering engine, airframe and avionics. For further information please contact IGB Aviation Ltd, Chief Engineer Ian Browning on : ...
  • Compton Open Day Success!

    Our Open Day here at Compton Abbas was a great success and we thank each and every visitor for taking the time to visit us! Our lovely instructors spent around ...
  • Matt of the Antarctic

    Here is a snowy snap of our Man Down South. Matt, who quite often volunteers his talents on the radio at Compton Abbas Airfield, is currently managing air traffic in ...
  • IR(R) Pass for Oliver Spreadbury!

    Congratulations to Oliver Spreadbury for passing his IR(R) with us last week! ✈️ ☁️ 👍 “I thoroughly enjoyed the IR(R) course at Compton Abbas and would recommend it to anyone ...
  • Compton Abbas Open Day

    Would you like to train here at Compton Abbas? Making the choice to become a private pilot involves a lot of big decisions. Our open day will give you all ...
  • Compton Cafe is Open!

    Well, it has been a long time coming. After a smashing Summer Season where visitors flocked from far and wide to enjoy the fresh air, fabulous views and an ice ...
  • A Very Special Chipmunk Flight

    A Very Special flight for Mike in Chimpunk – GARMC, with his attached log book entry (if you have any great historical stories about Compton Abbas Airfield or our aircraft ...
  • LAPL Competition Winner

    We had hundreds of entries into our Competition to win a Private Pilot’s Licence (LAPL). Thank you all so much for taking the time to get in touch to tell ...
  • We’re back!

    We’ve been back for nearly two weeks now, and my gosh it is nice to be back in the air! Our students, solo hirers and residents have all been taking ...
  • New business venture at the airfield

    From summer 2021 we will be welcoming Dorset Adventures to the airfield! You will be able to hire top of the range e-bikes from the sister company of Exmoor Adventures ...
  • Reopening dates April onwards

    We are excited that we are able to reopen to the public from the 13th April! Its been a long time coming and we are really looking forward to seeing ...
  • Get your pilot’s licence for FREE!

    Compton Abbas Airfield is running THE competition of 2021 with its FREE Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence giveaway! We are looking for one lucky winner who can make the absolute most ...
  • Wintery scenes and hope for Spring!

    As of the date of the commencement of lockdown, we have been completely closed in line with Government advice. Those of you who are local may have heard lots of ...
  • We are open!

    We are open from the 2nd December post lockdown however; The cafe is unfortunately take away only for members of the public. We have inside seating only for members and ...
  • November Lockdown

    We are closed to everyone during the November lockdown; this includes flying club members at time of writing. We very much hope to be able to reopen soon and will ...
  • Access to the airfield week beginning 2nd November

    There are roadworks outside the airfield the week beginning the 2nd November. This means although we are open, the direction that you come from may have to be different! See ...
  • Over £100,000 raised for charity through Wing Walking

    Another 15 thousand pounds was raised for charity last weekend at the airfield. This will bring the estimated amount raised this season to nearing 100 thousand pounds. The Wing Walk ...
  • We are opening from July 4th

    We are very happy to announce that we are reopening from the 4th July! Thanks to everyone for your patience whilst we have introduced a phased re-opening. We are really ...
  • Recruiting – Flying Instructors

    Compton is looking for a full time flying instructor (or job share) to start as soon as the Government restrictions have been lifted. This would be to operate on the ...
  • Compton open for limited flying from 20th May

    After nearly two months of downtime, the Department of Transport has recently declared that limited flying can take place. As a result we are enabling our resident aircraft to fly ...
  • Update on airfield activity

    On the 17th April the Civil Aviation Authority published a document which authorised some flights for maintenance purposes. There are several strict measures applied which we as an airfield will ...
  • We are still here…

    We might be closed, but we are still busy making plans for when we can re-open. All our team have been furloughed but the directors are making the most of ...
  • Airfield and Airfield Cafe closed from 5pm Saturday 21st March

    We have made the difficult decision to close the entire airfield from 5pm on the 21st March. This has come about after a lot of deliberating, but ultimately we feel ...
  • Cafe closed from 20th March

    Following on from the Government’s directive published today, Friday 20th March, we have closed the cafe side of the airfield business. We are currently unable to offer take away services, ...
  • Corona Virus Update 19th March

    Compton Abbas Airfield CORONA VIRUS STATEMENT 19th March 2020 At Compton we have issued some guidelines for our staff members and those visiting us, these have been amended daily as ...
  • Compton’s Club Go Karting Evening

    On a wild and windy Thursday night in between February storms Dennis and Jorge, some brave and brilliant Compton Club members and staff gathered at Wessex Raceway, our local indoor ...
  • Compton’s 2020 Charity

    This year we will be supporting The Dorset Children’s Foundation. At our fly ins we will be raising money for them, as well as on our members events and a ...
  • Compton’s Club Quiz Night

    On a dark, damp night towards the end of January, 40 plus members of the club enjoyed a night of fun, facts and friendly rivalry as 7 teams battled it ...
  • DH Heritage Aircraft get their annual make over

    Our DH Heritage fleet are currently undergoing their annual maintenance with the fantastic Edwards Brothers Engineering Team and the brilliant Charlie Huke who is also one of the airfields flying ...
  • Irv Lee Pilot Masterclasses at Compton

    We are welcoming back Irv Lee to run his ever popular PPL Masterclasses. Irv covers a variety of topics “post PPL” and his classes are a fantastic way to brush ...
  • 1st Vintage Fly In of 2020

    The 4th January saw a break in the non-flying weather at last and Compton was happy to welcome vintage and modern aircraft alike and a record number of residents’ planes ...
  • Christmas Fly In

    We had a brilliant day on the 7th December on our annual Christmas Fly In. What a treat to have the weather gods smile on us, and have sunshine all ...
  • Christmas Gifts

    Gifts & Experiences: We have a lovely selection of gifts for Christmas presents from local award-winning Honeycomb, to stocking fillers of Balsa wood Gliders, Bertie Bear Flying Ace teddies, pewter ...
  • Former Compton Student Starts Airline Career

    Fresh off the back of her recent Skills Test success, student member Olivia Clarke is off to fly the ‘big stuff’… Please take a look at her incredible story here: ...
  • Our Harvard Warbird was in George Cloony series

    Last night’s episode of the Channel 4 George Clooney series ‘Catch-22’ featured our Harvard Warbird in a pivotal role. Painted up to look like a grinning shark of the skies, ...
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