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Compton Abbas (EGHA)

PostPosted:Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:45 pm
by Steve H
Airport website

WiFi Information
Free PC access in the crew room and free WiFi access

New Website

PostPosted:Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:26 pm
by dan_vector
New website now at

UL91 also now available.

PostPosted:Fri May 11, 2012 10:04 am
by The Westmorland Flyer
Based myself at CA for a couple of days this week while visiting family in Poole. Lovely airfield and super helpful staff, even better, if that was possible, than my last visit way back in 2007. Many improvements, including the "double decker" club house and UL91 from a static bowser.

PostPosted:Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:55 pm
by malcolmfrost
Went there for the first time today, what a super place. Great runway, like landing on a snooker table. Restaurant was packed, food good and reasonable.

PostPosted:Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:09 am
by davey
[quote="malcolmfrost"] Great runway, like landing on a snooker table..quote]

Yes it is a great place but, smooth runway ? I guess you used R08, because R26 has huge bumps 150m ish in from the numbers, shake yer fillings loose if you're not careful :eye:

PostPosted:Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:55 am
by malcolmfrost
Top tip :D :D
I did use 08. Trees are a bit interesting on finals, went for a Popham style offset approach....

PostPosted:Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:22 pm
by davey
AH HA , the trees are no problem if you come in high and steep and avoid the sink over the Vale, depends on what you fly I suppose. 8)

Edit to say - I would only use an offset approach if doing a low level ( 300ft AAL) bad Wx circuit, and at 811ft Amsl this can happen quite regularly. :)

PostPosted:Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:39 am
by malcolmfrost
If you order food at the ops desk, apparently they "fast track" your order. Once again very welcoming, runway (08) in good condition now after a bit of drying out.

Re: Compton Abbas (EGHA)

PostPosted:Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:12 pm
by joe-fbs
Visited in December 2016. All still as excellent as described by the posts above.