The Moth Service Register
89. WOODEN 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, including many de Havilland types.  AA/MK can fabricate major wooden components for such projects )

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)

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

Davidson Aeroworks,
(Neil Davidson),
2135 St. Mary Lake Road,
Kimberley,
British Columbia V1A 3K4,
Canada.
Tel: +1 250 427 7178
Fax: +1 250 427 7678
Email: peggneil@xplornet.com
(Davidson Aeroworks manufactures wooden spars (see section 68), fin, stabilizer and wing leading and trailing edges, interplane struts and other wooden components for the Tiger Moth and Gipsy Moth.
Davidson Aeroworks has a Transport Canada Specialised approval for the fabrication, repair and testing of aircraft wooden structures, which has permitted special procedures approval of components under other regulatory regimes)

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 SkySportís international reputation)

Hodge Air Services Ltd.,
(David Hodgkinson)
Unit 21, Thruxton Industrial Estate,
Thruxton Airfield, Thruxton
Hampshire, SP11 8PW,
England
Tel/Fax: +44 1732 822 686
Email: hodgeair@aol.com
( Hodge Air Services was founded in 1974 and specialises in wooden components. The company has extensive Moth experience, particularly Tiger Moth wings. Some components can be furnished covered on an exchange basis )

Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations
(Matt Webber)
Luskintyre Airfield,
252 Pywells Road,
Luskintyre,
Lochinvar, NSW 2321
Australia
Tel: +61 2 4930 6221
After hours Tel. +61 408 422 805
Email: matt@aircraftrestoration.com.au
( 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. LAR also manufactures wooden components. Tiger Moth ribs are available per the original design or as a laser cut ply and slightly heavier version. )

Poncelet (Etablissements Poncelet)
(Marc Deltenre)
Z.I. de Martinrou,
Rue du Progrès 6,
6220 Fleurus,
Belgium
Tel: +32 475 44 36 20
Email : info@poncelet.eu
( Etablissements Poncelet was founded in 1932 to make wooden propellers and later wooden boats. Lead by the Poncelet family for three generations, in 2012 Marc Deltenre took over the reins to develop the business further. The propeller making tradition continues and the company has begun making other wooden aircraft components. Experience includes several sets of wings for airworthy reproductions of the Aviatik C.1.)

Raymondís 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 Ė 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 Raymondís experience includes Fokker, Auster, Stampe and Aeronca aircraft as well as the Chipmunk and Tiger Moth. The business is Belgian CAA licensed for wooden component manufacture)

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
(Smith Tech Air is associated with many thirties and forties aircraft projects, including the de Havilland types DH82, DH83, DH84 (ZK-AXI) and DH94 (ZK-AKM). Smith Tech Air will supply wooden components separately)

Vintage Aeroplane Repairs and Restoration,
(Martin Honeychurch)
Denford Manor,
Hungerford,
Berkshire, RG17 0UN,
England
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.)


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