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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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