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Compton Abbas - 10 March 2007
It was a beautiful morning and we were so pleased, so we made an early start and headed for the airfield.  We prepared AY and telephoned Compton Abbas to see how strong the wind was, the direction and if the field was too wet.
AY behaved beautifully and started first time.  It was fantastic to be in the air again. We flew past Chilbolton and could see the Isle of Wight.  The ground was very wet as we came to Salisbury.

Salisbury floods

We called Compton Abbas and discovered they were using Runway 26 and they were quite busy.  We joined the circuit and landed in turn. On landing it was suggested we park close to the other planes on the airfield so as not to get too close to the "boggy" part of the field.
We ordered a welcome coffee and sausage baguette and a good look around.  Compton Abbas is building a second storey above the restaurant we understand for accommodation for the Manager.

Compton Abbas new building

We then walked about the hanger and discovered the Condor recently sold by a friend of ours to a group based at Compton Abbas.


The day was still beautiful and since we had not flown for so long we decided to make full use of the day.  We took off and flew back along the North side of Salisbury plain.  Jan wanted some aerial pictures of Cranleigh Common for her U3A project so we headed towards Guildford.  Pictures taken it was time to head back via Popham for some fuel, and another drink.  The Antanov based at Popham took off just before us, what a lovely sight.

Antonov at Popham

Home to put AY away, what a great day

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