7 October 2022
BREAKING NEWS One of the most picturesque and best loved airfields in southern England, Compton Abbas, has been sold. The new owner is movie director Guy Ritchie who owns the adjacent estate.
A press release on the Compton Abbas website states:
‘The new owners will occupy the airfield from the 1st February 2023, and they endeavour to take over the running of the business as seamlessly as possible, continuing to provide café and licensed airfield facilities.
“Clive, Margaret, Emma and Laura would like to thank each and every one of you who has visited and been a part of life at the airfield over the last 34 years. Selling the airfield has been an incredibly difficult decision to make as it has been the focus of all our lives for so long, and we are certainly going to miss everyone who made our time there so enjoyable. However, we feel that now is the right time to hang up our hats, and we are looking forward to seeing some exciting developments unfold under the new owners.”
“The airfield will continue as normal until the end of January, with an Aero Jumble and Christmas Fly-in coming up. Events booked in for next year will still be honoured, and there will be plenty of familiar faces if you visit from February onwards, with lots of the brilliant team that we are proud to work with having been offered positions within the new company.
“More information will be placed on our website in due course including information regarding the flying school and experience flights.”