Pooleys Air Day 2022
Pooleys Air Day 2022 - 21st/22nd May
Firstly a big thank you from the Pooleys Team for those of you who attended the 2022 Pooleys Air Days. We had a fantastic weekend with 135 aircraft attending. The weather just got better and better. Thank you also for your kind emails. We were delighted to read that you had really enjoyed your day with us.
We had over 2000 entries into the 2022 Pooleys 65th Anniversary Air Day Prize Draw. Congratulations to the following 3 winners who were drawn on the Sunday of the Air Day:
Bose A20 ANR Bluetooth Headset - David Parsons
Garmin D2 Mach 1 Aviators Smartwatch - David Stevenson
Pooleys £100 Gift Voucher - Doug Farmer
Congratulations and once again, our huge thanks to Bose and Garmin for their generosity.
In addition to the prize draw winners, there were a couple of competitions held over the weekend. The winners of each competition are shown below...
Furthest Distance Flown
Saturday - Stewart Chapman arriving from Leeds East/Church Fenton
Sunday - Andrew Harmer arriving from Hardwick, near Seething
G-BZWN - Vans RV-8 - Mr Symms
G-LIKY - Aviat A-1C Husky - Mr L Griffith
G-BZDP - Bulldog - Mr D Rae
Congratulations, you have each won a £20 Pooleys Gift Voucher.
For those who were unable to join us this year, we hope to see you at our next Pooleys Air Day in 2023. The dates are expected to be Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May.
Every year, Pooleys hosts an invitation only fly in at Compton Abbas Airfield (EGHA) in Dorset for their customers. Invitations are emailed approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the event. Space for landing aircraft is limited to around 120-130 and slot numbers are issued on a first reply basis. We do not insist on specific slot times but do ask for an estimate of your arrival time. We will be running the event over 2 days this year.
Pooleys pays for your landing fees and all arriving pilots are given a free bag of pilot's equipment. We run some competitions during the day including a Concours d'Elegance and furthest distance flown. There are always some stunning aircraft to come and see.
Compton Abbas is a beautiful airfield run by the Hughes family. The airfield is always popular and the restaurant serves excellent food and drinks. Pooleys have hosted their fly in at Compton for over 25 years.
For more information on Compton Abbas Airfield, please visit www.comptonabbasairfield.co.uk
Here is a video from our 2013 Pooleys Air Day, courtesy of Sharpshotaero.com
Finally, here are a few words of thanks from those who have attended:
"I wanted particularly to thank you firstly for laying on the day and secondly for the amazing generosity of your "goodie" bag. It was all very much appreciated by me and I am sure other attendees."
"I’d just like to extend my thanks to all of your team and the guys at Compton Abbas for a really enjoyable event. It was my first proper fly-in although I've been flying for a long time. It was very well organised, a beautiful airfield and a fantastic goodie bag from your good selves. So a big thank you to you all. I’ll definitely try and make future events."
"Thank you for a great day at Compton. I met a lot of old friends. Everyone was so friendly."
"Thanks for a really great day and so well organised."
"It’s us who should be thanking you for a superb day and for your generosity. A really enjoyable day out and great to be able to talk with Garmin as well.