Pooleys Air Days 2023
Pooleys Air Days 2023 - 23rd/24th September
Thank you to everyone who attended our Pooleys Air Day on Saturday 23rd September. It was great to see over 80 aircraft join us. The weather was sunny and it was a great atmosphere. Sadly, the weather on Sunday was terrible and we had to cancel the day.
Thank you to all the team at Compton Abbas, the Air Scouts and the marshalling team for all their hard work and support. It made for an amazing day!
Thanks also to our friends at Bose and Garmin for supporting us once again. For those who want to know who won the competitions, please see below...
Bose A30 ANR Aviation Headset - Mr M. Clarke
Garmin D2 Mach 1 Titanium watch - Mr P. Sifra
Pooleys £100 Gift Voucher - Mr T. Wright
Furthest Distance Flown - Mr K. Foster (from York Rufforth 183nm) - Pooleys £20 Gift Voucher
Timed Arrival - Mr M. Collett (Closest to 0936) - Pooleys £20 Gift Voucher
1. G-XXRV RV-9 - Ms A. Philpott - Pooleys £20 Gift Voucher
2. G-BVSS Jodel D150 - Mr M. Collett - Pooleys £20 Gift Voucher
3. G-IMPT Eurofox - Mr M. Cowles - Pooleys £20 Gift Voucher
Thank you to Bose and Garmin for their generous support and congratulations to you all.
The dates for next year are Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2024
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 80 per day and slot numbers are issued on a first reply basis. We do ask you to choose a 15 minute slot time as an estimate of your arrival time. We will be running the event over 2 days again 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 now run by the Ritchie 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.