03. Airframe restorations


Aero Antiques/MK Aviation Services

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Contact name: Mike Souch

Durley Airstrip,
Hill Farm,
Netherhill Lane,
SO32 2BP

Tel: +44 1489 789 829

Mobile (cell): 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, DH 84 Dragon, DH 90 Dragonfly, and DH 89 Dragon Rapide. Current projects include Tiger Moths, a Puss Moth, two Fox Moths, a Westland Widgeon, a Miles Sparrowhawk, two Avro Avians, two Gipsy Moths and a Robinson Redwing (12/19)

Aircraft Restoration Company

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Contact name: John Romain

(Propshop Ltd.)
Building 425,
Duxford Airfield,
CB22 QR,

Tel: +44 1223 835 313

Fax: +44 1223 837 290

Email: admin@arc-duxford.co.uk

Website: http://www.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

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Contact name: Richard Zurinsky

P.O. Box 922
WA 98359

Tel: +1 253 853 3797

Fax: +1 253 853 3797

Email: rzurinsky@aol.com

Website: None


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)

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Contact name: Jac van Egmond

Plesmanstraat 10,
7903 BE Hoogeveen,

Tel: +31 528 237 132

Fax: +31 528 240 858

Email: info@atn-aircraft-division.com

Website: http://www.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).

BVA Vintage Aviation LCC

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Contact name: Bruno Vonlanthen

F.X.Müllerstrasse 41,
3185 Schmitten

Tel: +41 26 496 13 52

Email: tigermoth@bluewin.ch

Website: None


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

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Contact name: Matt Pettit

Oaklands Aerodrome,
Nr Witney,
Oxfordshire OX29 8DW,

Registered address:

Lowin House, Tregolls Road,

Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2NA, England.

Tel: None

Mobile (cell): 07961 308 243

Email: matt@bygoneaviation.com

Website: http://www.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.

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Contact name: Cobby Moore

Biggin Hill Airport,
Westerham, Kent,
TN16 3BN,

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

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Contact name: David Kingshott, Manager & Chief Engineer

Hangar 102, McNaught Road,
Caboolture, Queensland 4510,

Tel: +61 7 5459 6204

Mobile (cell): 044 801 3659

Email: dave@completeaircraftcare.com.au

Website: https://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.

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Contact name: Rod Bellamy

Hangar 3, Bodmin Airfield,

Cardinham, Bodmin,

Cornwall PL30 4BU,


Tel: +44 1208 821 535

Fax: +44 1208 821 308

Email: info@cornwallaviation.co.uk

Website: http://www.cornwallaviation.co.uk/ (site under construction)


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

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Contact name: Paul Groves

31 Russell Road,
Hampshire PO13 9HR.

Tel: +44 2392 551 870

Fax: 07958 240 890

Email: grovesmoth@aol.com

Website: None


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 Ltd.

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Contact name: Colin Smith

Old Mandeville Airfield,
No.6 R.D.,
New Zealand

Tel: Croydon Aircraft Co.: +64 3 208 9755 Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre +64 3 208 6046

Fax: +64 3 208 4288

Email: croydon.aircraft@esi.co.nz

Website: https://www.croydonaviation.co.nz/


The Croydon Aeroplane Company is New Zealand’s best known restorer and, in association with the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, operator of classic de Havilland aeroplanes.

DFR (Design, Fabrication, Restoration)

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Contact name: Christopher Antrobus

Commonswood Farm,

Hastings Road,

Northiam, East Sussex,

TN31 6HY,


Tel: None

Fax: None

Mobile (cell): 07809 737 471

Email: chris@dfruk.co.uk

Alternate email: chrisantrobus2004@hotmail.co.uk

Website: https://dfruk.co.uk/


Chris Antrobus started DFR after several years with Guy Black’s well known Retrotec. Restoration projects include two Tiger Moths and significant maintenance to a third.

Flying Restorations Ltd.

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Contact name: Steve Roberts, Martin Kimm

Shed 9,

Home Farm,

Old Warden Park,


Bedfordshire, SG18 9DU,


Tel: +44 7792 745 902

Mobile (cell): +44 7720 681 642

Email: flyingrestorers@aol.com

Website: None


In 2013, after 30 years as part of the famous SkySport team, Steve Roberts and Martin Kimm launched Flying Restorations to continue the antique aircraft services that made SkySport’s international reputation. Flying Restorations moved into new premises at Old Warden in 2020.

Gipsy Aero Works Inc.

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Contact name: Danny Garyfalakis and Andy Scott

834048, 4th Line EHS,

Mono, Ontario,

L9W 5Z5,


Email: gipsy.aero@gmail.com


Gipsy Aero Works founded in 2019 by the very experienced team of Danny Garyfalakis and Andy Scott and is based at Martin Airfield (CGV6). The company is focused on Moth and Chipmunk restoration, but also has the mission to teach the next generations the arts of restoring old aeroplanes. Danny Garyfalakis’ Chipmunk was a champion at the 2019 Oshkosh. The company has several projects, including the rebuild of Tiger Moth I-JJOY, badly damaged in Italy in 2005.

Golden Age Aviation

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Contact name: Bob Pratt (Manager) & Ivor Paech (Chief Engineer)

46 Pembroke Drive,
South Australia 5161,

Tel: +61 8 8381 2492

Fax: +61 8 8381 2492

Mobile (cell): 0409 096 020

Email: bobapratt@bigpond.com

Website: None


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.

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Contact name: Andrew Wenman

Unit 25,
Elmsett Airfield,
Whatfield Rd.,
Ipswich IP7 6LN,

Tel: +44 1473 828 707

Email: andrew@hawkerrestorations.co.uk

Website: http://hawkerrestorations.co.uk


Founded by Tony Ditheridge as AJD Engineering in 1987 and famous for its Hurricane rebuilds, Hawker Restorations has a long list of restored and reproduction historic aircraft to its credit

Henry Labouchere

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Contact name: Henry Labouchere

Bluetile Farm House,
Field Dalling,
Norfolk NR25 7AS.

Tel: +44 1328 830 003

Fax: +44 1328 830 232

Email: langair@cockthorpe.wanadoo.co.uk

Alternate email: henrylab@btinternet.com

Website: None


We specialise in all DH aircraft up to Rapide (no jets); Cessna 180/185 and bush aircraft (Maule, Piper Cub, etc.)

JEM Aviation

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Contact name: Jay McIntyre

Hangars 22B and 23A
Omaka Aerodrome
79 Aerodrome Road
R.D.2 Blenheim 7201
New Zealand

Tel: +64 3 578 3063

Mobile (cell): 021 504 048

Email: info@jemaviation.co.nz

Website: http://www.jemaviation.co.nz


Tiger Moth ZK-BER owner Jay McIntyre founded JEM Aviation in 2006. The company has a number of restorations of 1930s aircraft to its credit, including a total rebuild of Comper Swift VH-UVC. Another Tiger Moth is under way

Latrobe Valley Airframes and Welding Pty. Ltd.

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Contact name: Brian Turner, Damien Turner

Hangar 4, 75 Airfield Road,

Latrobe Regional Airport,

Traralgon, Victoria 3844,


Tel: +61 4 2917 2740

Fax: None

Email: btvair@gmail.com

Website: None. Facebook https://p.facebook.com/lvawpl/.


LVAW has 40 years of experience repairing and restoring aircraft, including a Tiger Moth with a second one in progress. Current projects include a Moth Minor, a Westland Widgeon (from the 1920s and not a helicopter!) and a Percival Proctor.

Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations

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Contact name: Matt Webber

Luskintyre Airfield,

252 Pywells Road,


Lochinvar, NSW 2321,


Tel: +61 2 4930 6221

Fax: +44 1328 830 232

Mobile (cell): +61 408 422 805

Email: matt@aircraftrestoration.com.au

Website: http://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, including a large number of Tiger and other Moths.

Matthew Boddington

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Contact name: Matthew Boddington

Room 82-83, The Workshops,
Sywell Aerodrome,
Sywell, Northants,

NN6 0BN,

Tel: +44 1604 416 815

Fax: +44 1604 416 815

Mobile (cell): +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

Mothcair Aviation Services

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Contact name: Nick and Greg Challinor

The Airfield,
New South Wales 2484,

Tel: +61 2 6672 1592

Fax: +61 2 6672 1592

Mobile (cell): +61 408 422 805

Email: nick.irene@bigpond.com

Alternate email: challinor@qld.chariot.net.au

Website: None


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 Company

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Contact name: Harvey McBain

6419 Portland Road,
Victoria 3292,

Tel: +61 8 8738 4233

Mobile (cell): +61 8 8738 4211

Email: nelson.aero@bigpond.com

Website: None


Tiger Moth, Leopard Moth, Hornet Moth and DH 84 Dragon experience!

Raymond’s Aircraft Restoration bvba

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Contact name: Raymond Cuypers

Luchthavenlei 1 PB 52

B-2100 Deurne,


Tel: +32 3 321 1317

Fax: +32 3 321 1317

Mobile (cell): +32 495 548 850

Email: raymond.cuypers@rar.be

Website: http://www.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.

Retrotec Ltd

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Contact name: Guy Black

Unit 11,
Wheel Farm Business Park,
Wheel Lane, Westfield,
Nr Hastings, East Sussex,
TN35 4SE,

Tel: +44 1424 755 898

Fax: +44 1424 754 414

Email: info@retrotec-ltd.co.uk

Website: http://www.retrotec-ltd.co.uk/


Retrotec is famous for a series of magnificent restorations of 1930s Hawker military aircraft (Hart, Fury, Nimrod, etc.) as well as two superb DH9s, one a static restoration for the IWM and the other in full flying condition, first flown after restoration in 2019. Read all about it in Guy Black’s book – See Section 60 under Aero Vintage Ltd.

Sky 4 Aviation

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Contact name: Mike King

Branscombe Airfield,



EX12 3BL,


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

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Contact name: Stan Smith

North Shore Airfield,

Postman Road,

RD4 Albany,


New Zealand

Tel: +64 942 48759

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)

Touchdown Engineering Ltd.

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Contact name: William Layzell

Old Buckenham Airfield,

Abbey Road, Old Buckenham,


Norfolk NR17 1PU,


Tel: +44 1953 861 351

Mobile (cell): 07785 396 457

Email: eng@oldbuckeng.co.uk

Website: http://www.oldbuckeng.co.uk


Established in 2004, Touchdown Engineering specialises in vintage aircraft rebuilds and has 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.

Vintage Aeroplane Repairs and Restoration

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Contact name: Martin Honeychurch

Denford Manor,


Berkshire, RG17 0UN,


Tel: +44 1488 682 949

Email: None

Website: 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.