The Moth Service Register

Note: Not all of the organisations listed below are formally qualified to provide the complete range of maintenance services required by the aeronautical authority regulating the aircraft they service. Some rely wholly or partly on certification by outside personnel or organisations. Operators are advised to verify with each organisation concerned that arrangements satisfactory to the appropriate aeronautical authority have been made for their aircraft.

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), and well known for the restoration of several WW2 aircraft, ARC offers maintenace services for a variety of period aircraft. It currently has a  Leopard Moth on charge and has Gipsy Major and Queen spares and maintenance capability)

Apollo Aviation Advisory Ltd.,
(Paul Villa),
Concorde House,
24, Cecil Pashley Way,
Shoreham Airport,
West Sussex, BN43 5FF,
Tel: +44 1273 440 737
Fax: +44 1273 440 160
(An M3 Maintenance Organisation, with staff experienced with the Tiger Moth)

Aviatec Avionik und Flugtechnik GmbH,
(Wolfgang Hubel),
Halle G,
23560 Lübeck,
Tel: +49 451 583 730
Fax: +49 451 583 7390
(Have some Tiger Moth maintenance experience)

Matthew Boddington,
Room 82-83, The Workshops,
Sywell Aerodrome,
Sywell, Northants, NN6 0BN,
Tel/Fax: +44 1604 416 815
Mobile: +44 7973 459 505
(LAA inspector Mathew Boddington specializes in Moths, Chipmunks, Cubs and Stearmans and offers maintenance and Permit renewal services)

Bygone Aviation
Matt Pettit),
Oaklands Aerodrome,
Nr Witney,
Oxfordshire OX29 8DW,
Tel: Not available
Mobile: 07961 308 243
( Bygone Aviation operates from a private strip and was established 12 years ago. Matt Pettit is an A, B and C rated BCAR licensed engineer and LAA inspector and Bygone has maintained a wide range of aircraft including the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk)

Cirrus Aviation Services Ltd.,
(Hugh Jones),
4 The Street,
Swanton Abbott, Norwich,
NR10 5DU,
Tel/Fax: +44 1692 538 160
(Well known in Auster circles, Cirrus Aviation also has Moth experience)

Cobaircraft Co. Ltd.,
(Cobby Moore)
Biggin Hill Airport,
Westerham, Kent,
TN16 3BN,
(Cobby’s work rebuilding a DH60 once featured in a television series.  He still maintains that aircraft as well as other classics from the 30s and 40s)

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. CAC has CASA maintenance certification)

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. Dukeries regularly maintains the three Tigers Moths belonging to Blue Eye Aviation (see 27C))

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)

Eyre & Baxter (Stampcraft) Ltd.,
(John Baxter),
229 Derbyshire Lane,
Sheffield, S8 8SD,
Tel: +44 114 250 0153
Fax: +44 114 258 0856
Email: or
(C of A done and ready to stamp those logbooks? Tiger Moth co-owner John Baxter has the stamp for you. Also available are reproduction vintage stencils in zinc or plastic, for those finishing touches, not to mention steel aircraft inspector stamps for those metal parts……)

Golden Age Aviation
(Bob Pratt (Manager) & Ivor Paech (Chief Engineer)
46 Pembroke Drive,
South Australia 5161,
Tel/Fax: +61 8 8381 2492
Mobile: 0409 096 020
(Golden Age Aviation repairs vintage light aircraft, particularly the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk.  Maintenance activities currently include several Chipmunks and Tiger Moths.  Activities are based at Old Noarlunga Airfield, 35 km south of Adelaide)

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. Also supports overseas based British registered aircraft)

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 undertakes regular maintenance on four Tiger Moths (11.12))

Hants Light Plane Services Ltd.,
(Graham Keel)
Unit 11, Stonefield Park,
Martins Lane, Chilbolton,
Nr. Stockbridge,
Hampshire, SO20 6BL,
Tel/fax: +44 1264 860 056
Email: None
(Since 2006 HLPS has been part of Ted Rogers’ Airline Maintenance Training. It is run by Graham Keel, who has 30 years experience with those icons of British light aircraft restoration Cliff Lovell and Ben Cooper. HLPS is now a maintenance specialist and has many DH aircraft on its books – Gipsy and Tiger Moths, and the Rapide – and the company has huge experience of many other  other 30s aeroplanes (Percival Gull, Caudron Luciole…). Major airframe component repair is effected through the Newbury Aeroplane Company)

Keenair Ltd.,
(Martin Keen)
Hangar N°4,
Business Aviation Centre,
Viscount Drive,
Liverpool John Lennon Airport,
Liverpool, L24 5GA,
Tel: +44 151 486 6181
Fax: +44 151 486 6121
Email:  martin.keen@ or
(Keenair is EASA/M3 approved and offers maintenance services for vintage aeroplanes)

Henry Labouchere,
Bluetile Farm House,
Field Dalling,
Norfolk NR25 7AS.
Tel: +44 1328 830 003 or ‘431
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.))

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. )

Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Ltd.,
(Bill Maltby)
Light Aircraft Section,
The Airport, Newmarket Road,
Cambridge, CB5 8RX, England
Tel: +44 1223 373 737
DL: +44 1223 373 121
Fax: +44 1223 373 373
(Look on the Marshall’s site and you will see only Very Big Aeroplanes. But Marshall Aerospace has been maintaining Moth Club types since they first flew, and still welcomes the classic de Havilland aeroplanes)

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

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 :
(GSAC certified for repairs and maintenance.  Restoration experience includes Stampe SV4 and Tiger Moth. (Agrée GSAC pour la réparation et l’entretien. Expérience dans la restauration de Stampe SV4, Tiger Moth, etc.))

Raymond’s 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 – 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. G and N registered aircraft are maintained in association with appropriately registered engineers)

Sky 4 Aviation,
(Mike King)
Branscombe Airfield,
Bulstone, Seaton, EX12 3BL England
Tel: +44 1297 680 360
(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,
New Zealand.
Tel: +64 942 48759
Tel/Fax: +64 942 63735
(Stan Smith is associated with many thirties and forties aircraft projects, including de Havilland types DH82, DH83, DH84 (ZK-AXI) and DH94 (ZK-AKM). Smith Tech Air offers a maintenance service for Club type aircraft)

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)

Mat Voight
(Mat Voight)
1225 Jackson Court,
Beaumont, CA 92223,
United States of America
Tel: +1 909 499 4686
(Based at Palm Springs Airport, California, qualified engineer Matt Voight is responsible for the maintenance of the Palm Springs Air Museum’s collection of airworthy WW2 aircraft. He is also known for looking after Chipmunks and Tiger Moths)

Wanganui Aerowork (2004) Ltd,
Wanganui Aerowork (2004) Ltd.,
(Chris Smith, Chief Engineer),
Wanganui Airport,
Wanganui, North Island,
New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 345 3994
Fax: +64 6 345 3992
(Wanganui Aerowork began as a crop spraying business, using Tiger Moths. The Wanganui workshops are currently (2009) maintaining Tiger Moth ZK-AUZ and provide this service to private owners)

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This page last updated on 28 October, 2018.

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