The Moth Service Register
3. AIRFRAME RESTORATIONS

Note: Potential clients of the organisations listed below are advised to verify that inspection and certification arrangements satisfactory to the appropriate aeronautical authority are made in advance of work on their aircraft and its components.


Aero Antiques/MK Aviation Services
(Mike Souch)
Durley Airstrip,
Hill Farm,
Netherhill Lane,
Durley,
Southampton, SO32 2BP,
England
Tel : +44 1489 789 829
Mobile : 07792 772 730
Email: aeroantiques@unicombox.com
(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, such as the Miles Witney Straight and Hawk Speed Six, 22+ Tiger Moths, 14+ Gipsy Moths, 2 Hornet Moths, several Puss Moths and more. Current projects include a nearly completed Dragon and Puss Moth, two Fox Moths, a Westland Widgeon, a Miles Sparrowhawk, two Avro Avians, a Gipsy Moth and a Genet Moth (02/14) )

Aircraft Restoration Company,
(Propshop Ltd.),
(John Romain),
Building 425,
Duxford Airfield, Duxford,
Cambridgeshire, CB22 QR,
England.
Tel: +44 1223 835 313
Fax: +44 1223 837 290
Email: admin@arc-duxford.co.uk
(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)

Anaconda Air
Richard Zurinsky
P.O. Box 922
Olalla
WA 98359
USA
Telephone/Fax: +1 253 853 3797
E-Mail: rzurinsky@aol.com
(Richard Zurinsky is an FAA licensed engineer and his work includes the complete rebuild to original specification of Tiger Moth N555XB, Stearman wings, O.G.M.A. Chipmunk 1366 and his Rearwin 9000L)

ATN Revisie (Aircraft Division)
(Jac van Egmond)
Plesmanstraat 10,
7903 BE Hoogeveen,
Netherlands
Tel: +31 528 237 132
Fax: +31 528 240 858
Email: info@atn-aircraft-division.com
(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 ATN’s premises on Hoogeveen airfield (EHHO))

Matthew Boddington,
Room 82-83, The Workshops,
Sywell Aerodrome,
Sywell, Northants, NN6 0BN,
England
Tel/Fax: +44 1604 416 815
Mobile: +44 7973 459 505
Email: matthew@theboddingtons.co.uk
(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)

Roger Burrows Aviation,
(Roger Burrows)
2 Linmore Court,
Thexton Road Industrial estate,
Watton,
Norfolk, IP25 6NG,
England
Tel: +44 1953 880 900
Portable: 0780 1736 675
Email: Roger.burrows@btinternet.com
(Roger Burrows Aviation specialises in wood and fabric aircraft repair and reconstruction.  Roger Burrows himself is also a PFA inspector)

BVA Vintage Aviation LCC
(Bruno Vonlanthen)
F.X.Müllerstrasse 41,
3185 Schmitten
Switzerland
Tel: +41 26 496 13 52
Email: tigermoth@bluewin.ch
(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,
Stonesfield,
Nr Witney,
Oxfordshire OX29 8DW,
England
Tel: Not available
Mobile: 07961 308 243
Email: matt@bygoneaviation.com
(Bygone Aviation was established 12 years ago and its accomplishments include restorations of a Stampe SV4, a Bücker Jungmann and a Jungmeister. Current (04.14) projects include the completel restoration of Gipsy Moth G-AAZG to original condition. Bygone is anticipating BCAR Section A8 approvals and has enlarged workshop premises under construction (04.14))

Cobaircraft Co. Ltd.,
(Cobby Moore)
Biggin Hill Airport,
Westerham, Kent,
TN16 3BN,
England
Tel: +44 1959 571 553
(Cobby’s work rebuilding a DH60 once featured in a television series.  His current project is the rebuild of a Percival Proctor)

Complete Aircraft Care
(David Kingshott, Manager & Chief Engineer),
Hangar 102, McNaught Road,
Caboolture, Queensland 4510,
Australia
Tel: +61 7 5459 6204
Mobile: 044 801 3659
Email: dave@completeaircraftcare.com.au
(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,
England
Tel: +44 1208 821 535
Fax: +44 1208 821 308
Email: h1rnr@aol.com
(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,
Lee-on-Solent,
Hampshire PO13 9HR.
England
Tel : 44 2392 551 870
Mobile : 07958 240 890
Email : grovesmoth@aol.com
(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)

Croydon Aircraft Company,
(Colin Smith),
Old Mandeville Airfield,
No.6 R.D.,
Gore,
New Zealand,
Tel: 64 3 208 9755
Fax: 64 3 208 4288
E-mail: croydon.aircraft@esi.co.nz

Dukeries Aviation,
(Dave or Mark Bonsall),
Netherthorpe Airfield, Netherthorpe, Worksop,
Nottinghamshire S80 3JQ,
England
Tel: +44 1909 481 802
Email: mark@dukeriesaviation.co.uk
( Dukeries Aviation is EASA subpart F and G approved. Has DH82A rebuild experience)

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 : flyingrestorers@aol.com
(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 SkySport’s international reputation)

Golden Age Aviation
(Bob Pratt (Manager) & Ivor Paech (Chief Engineer)
46 Pembroke Drive,
Reynella,
South Australia 5161,
Australia
Tel/Fax: +61 8 8381 2492
Mobile: 0409 096 020
E-mail: bobapratt@bigpond.com
(Golden Age Aviation services and repairs vintage light aircraft, particularly the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk.  Amongst Golden Age’s restorations are Tiger Moths VH-ZIS, VH-SEC and VH-RIN.  Activities are based at Old Noarlunga Airfield, 35 km south of Adelaide)

Hawker Restorations Ltd.,
(Tony Ditheridge)
Moat Farm, Milden,
Suffolk, IP7 7AF,
England
Tel : +44 1449 740 544
Fax : +44 1449 740 100
Email : jenny.hawkers@btinternet.com
(Hawker Restorations, known for Hurricanes and AJD Engineering, known for Sopwiths, are Tony Ditheridge’s vehicles for many a restoration or reproduction masterpiece. Currently restoring an original SE5 from Australia (C8996) (06.12))

Henry Labouchere,
Bluetile Farm House,
Field Dalling,
Holt,
Norfolk NR25 7AS.
England
Tel: +44 1328 830 003 or ‘431
Fax: +44 1328 830 232
Email: langair@cockthorpe.wanadoo.co.uk  or henrylab@btinternet.com
(We specialise in all DH aircraft up to Rapide (no jets); Cessna 180/185 and bush aircraft (Maule, Piper Cub, etc.))

Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations
(Ray Windred, Matt Webber)
Luskintyre Airfield,
252 Pywells Road,
Luskintyre,
Lochinvar, NSW 2321
Australia
Postal address:
P.O. Box 50,
Lochinvar, NSW 2321,
Australia
Tel: +61 2 4930 6221
Fax: +61 2 4930 6231
Email: matt@aircraftrestoration.com.au
(Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations was well known as Windair and is a major restorer and repairer of de Havilland aircraft. Based on the private airfield of Luskintyre, LAR continues a 30 year tradition of Tiger Moth complete rebuilds with no fewer than four in 2010 alone - VH-XWL, VH-PCG, VH-MJW, VH-MDV. Current projects include a DH60 Moth)

Mothcair Aviation Services
(Nick and Greg Challinor)
The Airfield,
Murwillumbah,
New South Wales 2484,
Australia
Tel/Fax: +61 2 6672 1592
Emails:  (Nick Challinor): nick.irene@bigpond.com
(Greg Challinor): challinor@qld.chariot.net.au
(Mothcair has thirty years of experience restoring aeroplanes, and the list of credits is long: B.A.Eagle, Fairchild Argus, J3 Cub, Austers, a Stampe, two Percival Gulls (most people have never even seen two Percival Gulls!), a Ryan STA, a DH84 Dragon, and many, many Tiger Moths. In process are (2005) a Gipsy Moth, a Fox Moth and a Leopard Moth)

Nelson Aeroplane Co.,
(Harvey McBain),
Portland Road,
Nelson,
Victoria 3292,
Australia.
Tel: 61 8 8738 4211 or 61 8 8738 4191
Fax: 61 8 8738 4233

Newbury Aeroplane Co.,
(Jan Cooper),
Denford Manor,
Hungerford,
Berkshire, RG17 0UN.
Tel: +44 1488 682 949
Email: jan@newburyaeroplanecompany.co.uk
(Specialist in 1930s aeroplanes with substantial DH experience, available for advice and airframe components and repairs)

Personal Plane Services (PPS)
(Tom Woodhouse)
Wycombe Air Park,
Booker, Marlow, Bucks.,
SL7 3DS,
England
Tel: +44 1494 529 432
Fax: +44 1494 461 236
Email: pps_engineering@hotmail.com
(PPS salvaged many a DH from France in the 60s; more recently it has undertaken major repairs on a DH Dove and Tiger Moths G-AHVV & G-ANNG. PPS is known for war bird restoration, but has Bückers and Stampes to its credit too)

Pitet Air Service
(Philippe Pitet)
Aérodrome de Epinal-Dogneville,
Route Aviation,
88000 Dogneville, France
Tel : +33 3 29 34 89 57
Fax : +33 3 29 34 89 58
Email : pitet.air.service@wanadoo.fr
(GSAC certified for repairs and maintenance.  Restoration experience includes Stampes and Tiger Moth. (Agrée GSAC pour la réparation et l’entretien. Expérience dans la restauration de Stampe, Tiger Moth, etc.))

Raymond’s Aircraft Restoration,
(Raymond Cuypers),
Antwerp Airport,
B-2100 Deurne,
Belgium
Tel: +32 3 322 7522
Mobile: +32 495 548 850
Fax: +32 3 322 3358
Email: raymond.cuypers@rar.be
(Raymond Cuypers has been restoring classic and antique aircraft – and winning prizes - for 20 years, and set up his business at Antwerp in 2003 (Belgian CAA licence n° VA03-12). Wooden aircraft are a speciality, and Raymond’s experience includes Fokker, Auster, Stampe, Aeronca and Piper Cub aircraft as well as the Chipmunk and Tiger Moth)

Sky 4 Aviation,
(Mike King)
Branscombe Airfield,
Bulstone, Seaton, EX12 3BL England
Tel: +44 1297 680 360
Email: mike@sky4aviation.co.uk
(Mike King began flying when G-APAM was still a Jackaroo and started Sky 4 Aviation in 2001. Since then, Sky 4 has rebuilt several Tiger Moths (NL750, DE992, T7794) and worked on the Dragon Rapide G-AHAG. The business has a certified engineer and operates under the wing of Southern Sailplanes for certification processes)

Smith Tech Air,
(Stan Smith)
North Shore Airfield,
Postman Road,
RD4 Albany,
Auckland,
New Zealand.
Tel: +64 942 48759
Tel/Fax +64 942 63735
Email: vintageaircraft@xtra.co.nz
(Stan Smith 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). Stan is currently rebuilding NZ’s earliest Tiger Moth, c/n DHNZ1 (6.08))

Tiger Boys Aircraft Works,
(Bob Revell or Tom Dietrich),
CNC-4 Hangar #4,
Guelph Airpark,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Or via:
Bob Revell,
3-49 Cedarwoods Crescent,
Kitchener,
Ontario, N2C 2L1,
Canada
Tel: +1 519 836 6551
Email: tom_bob_tigerboys@hotmail.com
(The Tiger Boys are a group based at Guelph Airpark, dedicated to the restoration, collection and preservation of historic Canadian aircraft & components.  Projects include a Tiger Moth and a Jackaroo)

Touchdown Engineering Ltd.,
(William & Paul Layzell)
Old Buckenham Airfield,
Abbey Rd.,
Old Buckingham,
Attleborough,
Norfolk NR17 1PU,
England
Tel: +44 1953 861 351 (WL)
Mobile: 07785 396 457 (PL)
Email: eng@oldbuckeng.co.
( Established in 2004, Touchdown Engineering specialises in vintage aircraft rebuilds and has recently completed Tiger Moth G-BYLB and Chipmunk G-BFAW. The company is CAA M2 (A8-24) and CAMO (A8-25) approved for Annex 2 and FAA and LAA coverage is available)


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