“If you have any questions or think there’s more you would like to know please feel free to call me on
07890 189552. All you need to bring with you is sense of humour and beer tokens!” CFI John Griffon
Ikarus C42 G-CCZL “The African Queen”
Fiona Luckhurst (FSDP Trustee)
Compton Abbas airfield is on the border of Dorset and Wiltshire in the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is 2 1/2 miles south of the town of Shaftesbury, and 25 miles west of Stonehenge. The airfield has many interesting aircraft based there, vintage and modern, and a friendly club atmosphere.
The airfield is well signposted from all directions, the satnav code SP5 5AP will bring you to the entrance of the car park. The car park is adjacent to the airfield premises. The restaurant is well known for its good food and drink.
On arrival you will be met by one of the instructors. Shadow Aviation room/s are within the airfield building, overlooking the runway and right next to the hangar where the aircraft is based.
“Arriving at the airfield I would make scholars aware that there is disabled parking right beside the clubhouse and restaurant. It’s then only about five steps from the parking space. It’s also tarmac so very flat and accessible. Best to use this as the main parking area has a gravel surface however it wasn’t a problem for me parking there either even with my walking aid. Access to the club house – the external door is quite wide with a medium step, followed by an internal entrance door which is flat. The staff are extremely helpful and there are ramps available.
The airfield is lovely. Everyone is really friendly and willing to help. The food is also gorgeous”!!
Matthew Monaghan 2018 Scholar