Compton Abbas Airfield

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Compton Abbas Airfield
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Spectators outside the clubhouse
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator Compton Abbas Airfield Ltd
Serves Shaftesbury
Location Compton Abbas
Elevation AMSL 811 ft / 247 m
Coordinates 50°58′02″N 002°09′13″W / 50.96722°N 2.15361°W / 50.96722; -2.15361Coordinates: 50°58′02″N 002°09′13″W / 50.96722°N 2.15361°W / 50.96722; -2.15361
Map
EGHA is located in Dorset
EGHA
EGHA
Location in Dorset
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 803 2,635 Grass
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Compton Abbas Airfield (IATA: n/aICAO: EGHA) is located 2.7 NM (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) south of Shaftesbury, Dorset, England.

Compton Abbas Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P851) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Compton Abbas Airfield Limited). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.[2]

It was from this airfield in May 1993 that tycoon Asil Nadir flew to France in a six-seater Piper Seneca as he fled to Northern Cyprus.[3]

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