The Moth Service Register
23. FABRIC (Applicators)

Aero Antiques/MK Aviation Services
(Mike Souch)
Durley Airstrip,
Hill Farm,
Netherhill Lane,
Southampton, SO32 2BP,
Tel : +44 1489 789 829
Mobile : 07792 772 730
( Founded by Ron Souch, Aero Antiques/MK Aviation Services has the restoration or major repair of over one hundred 1930s British light aircraft to its credit, including many de Havilland types.  A full recover service is offered, including in traditional materials )

Aéro Service Romans
(Clément Schneider)
195 impasse Roland Garros,
Quartier les Chasses,
26750 Saint-Paul-les-Romans
Tel: +33 4 75 05 45 15
Fax: +33 4 75 05 16 33
( Aéro Service Romans is a GA maintenance organisation based on the grass airfield at Romans in the south of France that recently assisted in the completion of Tiger Moth F-PMYI (2014))

Aircraft Restoration Company,
(Propshop Ltd.),
(John Romain),
Building 425,
Duxford Airfield, Duxford,
Cambridgeshire, CB22 QR,
Tel: +44 1223 835 313
Fax: +44 1223 837 290
(Sister company to Historic Flying Ltd, the Spitfire specialist, (which once restored Tiger Moth G-AOEI), ARC is well known for the restoration of several WW2 aircraft and also restored Tiger Moth G-APAP. ARC offers an airframe recovering service)

ATN Revisie (Aircraft Division)
(Jac van Egmond)
Plesmanstraat 10,
7903 BE Hoogeveen,
Tel: +31 528 237 132
Fax: +31 528 240 858
(ATN is EASA-PART-145 Certified (N°.DE.145.0116) and has a specialist antique aircraft restoration unit. Moth Club members invited for coffee at ATNís premises on Hoogeveen airfield (EHHO))

Matthew Boddington,
Room 82-83, The Workshops,
Sywell Aerodrome,
Sywell, Northants, NN6 0BN,
Tel/Fax: +44 1604 416 815
Mobile: +44 7973 459 505
(Well known for his work on fabric covered aircraft. In general and for his replica BE2 in particular, LAA inspector Mathew Boddington specializes in Moths, Cubs and Stearmans)

BVA Vintage Aviation LCC
(Bruno Vonlanthen)
F.X.Müllerstrasse 41,
3185 Schmitten
Tel: +41 26 496 13 52
(BVA Vintage Aviation is a new business (2014) founded by ex Swiss Air Force qualified engineer and permit aircraft inspector Bruno Vonlanthen, already well known for his restoration of DH60GIII HB-UBO and Tiger Moth HB-UBC)

Bygone Aviation
Matt Pettit),
Oaklands Aerodrome,
Nr Witney,
Oxfordshire OX29 8DW,
Tel: Not available
Mobile: 07961 308 243
( Bygone Aviation was established 12 years ago and has accomplished restorations on aircraft such as the Stampe SV4 and Bücker Jungmann. Bygone offers a recovering service and although preferring to use synthetic materials will also recover in linen or cotton )

Complete Aircraft Care
(David Kingshott, Manager & Chief Engineer),
Hangar 102, McNaught Road,
Caboolture, Queensland 4510,
Tel: +61 7 5459 6204
Mobile: 044 801 3659
(Complete Aircraft Care is a new venture with roots in the former Sonoma business at Caboolture. Dave Kingshott was Chief Engineer for Air Atlantique Classic Flight, which included Rapides and other ancient aircraft. He leads an experienced team now completing a DH60 Moth)

Cornwall Aviation Services Ltd.,
(Rod Bellamy),
Bodmin Airfield, Bodmin,
Cornwall PL30 4BU,
Tel: +44 1208 821 535
Fax: +44 1208 821 308
(Cornwall Aviation is able to issue CAA, LAA, BGA & BMAA approvals. Experience includes the construction of a DH2 and the restoration of a DH89A Dragon Rapide as well as other First War types )

Crofton Aero Services,
(Paul Groves),
31 Russell Road,
Hampshire PO13 9HR.
Tel : 44 2392 551 870
Mobile : 07958 240 890
Email :
(Crofton Aero Services specialises in restoration and repair, overhaul and product support of vintage aircraft and has extensive experience of Moths and the Gipsy Major engine)

Dukeries Aviation,
(Dave or Mark Bonsall),
Netherthorpe Airfield, Netherthorpe, Worksop,
Nottinghamshire S80 3JQ,
Tel: +44 1909 481 802
( Dukeries Aviation is EASA subpart F and G approved and has completed recovers for the Tiger Moth )

Eastern Sailplanes Ltd.,
(Peter Johnson),
Office address:
Longacre, Bradfield St. Clare,
Bury St. Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP30 0EF
Workshop address:
The Blister Hangar,
Lavenham Lodge Farm,
Alpheton, Suffolk, CO10 9BT,
Tel/Fax: +44 1284 827 300
(Out of hours tel: +44 1284 827 399)
(After 22 years in the defence industry Peter Johnson founded Eastern Sailplanes in 2001 to focus on the repair of high performance sailplanes and glider tugs. The company began repairing Tiger Moths two years later, and is now completely reoriented towards the provision of vintage aircraft services, so far concentrating on the repair and maintenance of Tiger Moths. The company has new premises on a 650 metre strip at Lavenham and offers recovering services in both natural and synthetic fabrics)

Flying Restorations Ltd.,
(Steve Roberts, Martin Kimm),
Unit 1, Rotary Farm,
Thorncote Green, Nr Hatch, Sandy, Bedfordshire
SG19 1PU, England.
Mobile : +44 7720 681 642
Email :
(After 30 years as part of the famous SkySport team, Steve Roberts and Martin Kimm have launched Flying Restorations to continue from the same airfield many of the antique aircraft services that made SkySportís international reputation)

Graham Fox Aircraft Engineering,
(Graham Fox),
Hangar N°3, Bagby Airfield,
Thirsk, N. Yorkshire YO7 2PH,
Tel: +44 1845 597 707
Email: or
(Maintains Moth aircraft on both an LAA and C of A basis, with experience on the Chipmunk, Tiger Moth and Hornet Moth and other fabric covered aircraft. Offers an airframe recovering service)

Grand Valley Aircraft Restoration
(Stan & Sheila Vander Ploeg)
11450 27th Sideroad,
Grand Valley,
Ontario L9W 6V2,
Tel: +1 519 928 3215
(GV Aircraft is based on its own strip (CGV3) near Grand Valley, Ontario, and recently recovered Tiger Moth C-GSTP in Ceconite with traditional dope finishes (11.12))

Henry Labouchere,
Bluetile Farm House,
Field Dalling,
Norfolk NR25 7AS.
Tel: +44 1328 830 003 or Ď431
Fax: +44 1328 830 232
Email:  or
(We specialise in all DH aircraft up to Rapide (no jets); Cessna 180/185 and bush aircraft (Maule, Piper Cub, etc.))

The Incredible Cloth Flying Machine,
(Arthur Mason)
Lipscombe Cottage,
31 North End Road,
Buckinghamshire HP22 4BD,
Tel: +44 1296 655 077
Mobile: 07801 747 983
(Arthur Mason has been recovering DH aeroplanes in natural and synthetic fabrics for some years and has recently (2014) completed three sets of Tiger Moth wings and tail surfaces, with several others in the pipeline. Arthur is not a licensed engineer and clients should establish technical documentation and inspection procedures at the beginning of each project)

Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations
(Matt Webber)
Luskintyre Airfield,
252 Pywells Road,
Lochinvar, NSW 2321
Tel: +61 2 4930 6221
After hours Tel. +61 408 422 805
( Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations, once Windair and based on the private airfield of Luskintyre, continues a 40-year tradition as a major restorer and repairer of de Havilland aircraft, including fabric covering.)

Old Sarum Engineering,
(John Pothecary).
Hangar 3,
Old Sarum Aerodrome,
Wiltshire SP4 6BJ.
Tel: 01722 410711
Fax: 01722 323702

Raymondís Aircraft Restoration,
(Raymond Cuypers),
Antwerp Airport,
B-2100 Deurne,
Tel: +32 3 322 7522
Mobile: +32 495 548 850
Fax: +32 3 322 3358
(Raymond Cuypers has been restoring classic and antique aircraft Ė and winning prizes - for 20 years, and set up his business at Antwerp in 2003. At the moment RAR offers recovering in synthetic fabric only)

Sky 4 Aviation,
(Mike King)
Branscombe Airfield,
Bulstone, Seaton, EX12 3BL England
Tel: +44 1297 680 360
(Sky 4 has rebuilt several Tiger Moths (NL750, DE992, T7794) and worked extensively on the Dragon Rapide G-AHAG. The company offers fabric covering services in both linen and synthetic materials. The business has a certified engineer and operates under the wing of Southern Sailplanes f)

(Kevin Hopper),
Hangar E50,
Jack Taylor Airfield, Delporton,
South Africa.
Tel: +27 82 346 0150
( Formerly with Stick & Rudder at this well known centre for vintage aviation, Kevin Hopper offers recovering services and has Tiger Moth experience)

Smith Tech Air,
(Stan Smith)
North Shore Airfield,
Postman Road,
RD4 Albany,
New Zealand.
Tel: +64 942 48759
Tel/Fax: +64 942 63735
(Smith Tech Air is associated with many thirties and forties aircraft projects, including an Avro Cadet, a Miles Gemini and a Messenger, a Proctor V and several Austers.  He has also restored de Havilland types DH82, DH83, DH84 (ZK-AXI) and DH94 (ZK-AKM). Smith Tech Air also offers a recovering service for whole aircraft or for components)

Touchdown Engineering Ltd.,
(William & Paul Layzell)
Old Buckenham Airfield,
Abbey Rd.,
Old Buckingham,
Norfolk NR17 1PU,
Tel: +44 1953 861 351 (WL)
Mobile: 07785 396 457 (PL)
( Established in 2004, Touchdown Engineering specialises in vintage aircraft and offers maintenance services for Annex 2 aircraft. The company is CAA M2 (A8-24) and CAMO (A8-25) approved for Annex 2 and FAA and LAA coverage is available. An aircraft collection and valeting service is available )

Vintage Aeroplane Repairs and Restoration,
(Martin Honeychurch)
Denford Manor,
Berkshire, RG17 0UN,
Tel: +44 1488 682 949
Email: None
( VARR continues in the superb craft tradition of the discontinued Newbury Aeroplane Co, with whom Martin Honeychurch collaborated for many years. An extensive experience of 1930s aircraft includes several Moth types.)

Vintage Fabrics Ltd.,
(Clive & Linda Denney),
The Mitchell Hangar,
Audley End Airfield,
Saffron Walden,
CB11 4LH,
Tel: +44 1799 510 756
Mobile: 07710 809 763
(Re-formed in 1997, Vintage Fabrics specialises in fabric recovers and special paint jobs for vintage aircraft. Vintage Fabrics has very substantial experience in using both synthetic and traditional fabrics and in applying both modern and traditional paint finishes. Several Moths are among the many aircraft the company has completed)

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