20 August 2023
Earlier this year celebrated film director Guy Ritchie bought Compton Abbas airfield in Dorset in the south of the United Kingdom, we asked him why he’d bought it and what his plans were.
The answer seemed to be a blend of convenience (he lives more or less next door), a desire to see what is effectively a community asset used as a social space, and a love of the aesthetic of what is one of the UK’s most beautiful rural airfields that’s often frequented by historic and vintage aircraft. Ours news story covering the sale is here
After buying the airfield Ritchie closed it to visitors while a major refurbishment took place, teh results are impressive, although it would be fair to say that there have been some teething troubles. A forum thread discussing Compton’s reopening is here
Watch the video above for the full interview, to find out about his plans, and which is his favourite aviation film…