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Microlighting Dorset

Compton Abbas Airfield, Salisbury
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Rated Based On 10 Reviews
    • Microlighting Compton Abbas airfield Dorset
    • Airfield sits at 800ft above sea level
    • See some great sights from the air
    • Award winning restaurant back at the airfield
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    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Combine the sensations of microlighting with the fine views over Dorset! The delightfully named Compton Abbas Airfield is nestled in the South Downs between Blandford and Shaftesbury, not far from Salisbury and offers a very tranquil setting for your adventure into microlighting.

Even the history of the airfield is quite touching. It seems the farmer who owned the land bought himself a vintage biplane and turned a bit of his land into a grass landing strip for him and his flying friends to use. In 1988 this little airfield was bought and turned into a club that now boasts over 200 members, many of whom choose to go microlighting.

The airfield sits at an altitude of around 800ft, so as soon as you take off in the microlight you'll be struck by the spectacular views. If you head off on a 35 minute flight you'll see Fovant Badges or even the coastal town of Wareham. Choose a 45 minute lesson and you'll get a bird's eye view of the Cerne Abbas Giant or Purbeck Hills and if you plump for 60 minutes in a microlight you may go as far as Lulworth Cove.

A good choice of lesson times then for your foray into microlighting from this most picturesque of English airfields. And what's more, the airfield restaurant is an award-winning one that the club is extremely proud of, offering the perfect way to celebrate after coming back down to earth post flight.

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Microlighting Dorset
5.0
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Review posted 9 months ago
Fantastic experience with a very friendly and knowledgeable pilot. Staff at Compton Abbas were lovely and it was a great 60th birthday gift. I had a lovely time, thanks to everyone who made it possible.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting Dorset
5.0
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Review posted 10 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyable, all the staff were pleasant and helpful and the instruction during the flight was excellent.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting Dorset
5.0
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Review posted 11 months ago
Excellent. Terrific experience which I would highly recommend. I had the microlight experience and thoroughly enjoyed it. My pilot was Called Peter who was very charming and knowledgeable. However it might be advisable to note that you need to be on the slim side as there is not a lot of room in one of these.

I was particularily impressed by how easy it was to get a booking considering the time of year. Would definitely give this another go.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting Dorset
5.0
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Review posted about 3 years ago
Excellent, marvellous experience and the organisation and instruction given by the staff at Compton Abbas airfield was superb. The microlight was also set ly equipped.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Microlighting Dorset
4.0
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Review posted about 3 years ago
The actual INTO THE BLUE experience was first rate and I thoroughly recommend it to others.

However, the booking of the flight was certainly not a pleasant experience. Whilst au Jong lady named Sophie(?) was charming and most helpful, another young lady who spoke to me during the booking was most unhelpful, didn't listen to what I was saying and informed me there were no flights available until mid October. She assumed I wanted a weekend flight, though in truth I had advised her a weekday flight was better for me. Each time I phoned and Sophie was out of the office this young lady said she would get her to phone me back, but she never got the message. I wonder how much bad feeling and loss of business this particular young lady costs your enterprise? Such a shame, as the rest of the experience was well organized, most enjoyable and value for money.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Hi Ian, we're glad you enjoyed your flight but are sorry to hear you encountered some difficulty booking with the airfield. We've passed your feedback onto them.
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What's included in this experience?

• This flying school operates the popular Ikarus C42 which has traditional aircraft controls
• Lessons include a pre-flight briefing with your instructor, an introduction to the aircraft and controls, the chance to take the controls during your flight
• Afterwards you will be presented with a personalised flight certificate
• You will be in the air for the majority of your selected microlight lesson time

Check out our main microlights page for more memorable flights around the UK.

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When is it available?

• Microlights fly all year round except for a short break over Christmas time
• All flights are subject to weather conditions
• Weight shift (hang glider style) flights are not currently available

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Where can I do this experience?

• The airfield is close to the town of Shaftesbury, around 20 miles West of Salisbury
• Flights give excellent view of some of the most stunning scenery in England

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Who is it suitable for?

• Maximum weight limit is 90kg
• Minimum age is 14 years
• There is no maximum age limit

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators will love a visit to this friendly airfield
• There is an excellent restaurant and licensed bar on site with indoor and outdoor seating as well as a terrace with spectacular views out across the runway and almost 30 miles to the horizon
• The flying school can advise on local accommodation, pubs and restaurants
• If you prefer you can even camp out next to the airfield

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