06. C of A renewals and maintenance services


Aéro Service Romans

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Contact name: 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 assisted in the completion of Tiger Moth F-PMYI (2014).


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Contact name: Nigel Lemon

White Waltham Airfield


Berkshire, SL6 3NJ,


Tel: +44 1628 879 884

Fax: None

Mobile (cell): 07725 241 204

Email: nigel@aeroptimo.com

Website: https://www.aeroptimo.com


Aeroptimo is an aviation advisory business; its founder Nigel Lemon, an aeronautical engineer, is also a restorer of Moths and a Tiger 9 pilot. The services offered to Moth owners include periodic inspections and LAA permit renewals.

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.

Apollo Aviation Advisory Ltd.(trades as Apollo Aviation Maintenance)

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Contact name: Paul Villa

Concorde House,
24, Cecil Pashley Way,
Shoreham Airport,
West Sussex, BN43 5FF,

Tel: +44 1273 440 737

Fax: +44 1273 440 160

Mobile (cell): +44 778 4163 1936 or +44 788 9593 775

Email: simonmartlew@apollo-aviation.co.uk

Website: http://www.apollo-aviation.co.uk


An M3 Maintenance Organisation, with staff experienced with the Tiger Moth

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

Eastern Sailplanes Ltd.

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Contact name: Peter Johnson

Longacre, Bradfield St. Clare,
Bury St. Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP30 0EF
Workshop address:
The Blister Hangar,
Lavenham Lodge Farm,
Alpheton, Suffolk, CO10 9BT,

Tel: +44 1284 827 300

Fax: +44 1284 827 300

Mobile (cell): +44 1284 827 399

Email: peterrjohnson@btinternet.com


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.

Fox Aircraft Engineering

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Contact name: Graham Fox

Hangar No 3, Bagby Airfield,
Thirsk, N. Yorkshire YO7 2PH,

Tel: +44 1845 597 707

Email: graham676@btinternet.com

Alternate email: maintenance@fox.aero

Website: http://fox.aero/


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.

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.  Maintenance activities include several Tiger Moths and Chipmunks.  Activities are based at Old Noarlunga Airfield, 35 km south of Adelaide

Grand Valley Aircraft Restoration

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Contact name: Stan & Sheila Vander Ploeg

11450 27th Sideroad,
Grand Valley,
Ontario L9W 6V2,

Tel: +1 519 928 3215

Email: gv.aircraft@gmail.com

Website: None


GV Aircraft is based on its own strip (CGV3) near Grand Valley, Ontario, and undertakes regular maintenance on four Tiger Moths (11.12)

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.)

Keenair Ltd.

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Contact name: 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@keenair.com

Alternate email: enquiries@keenair.com

Website: http://www.keenair.com


Keenair is EASA/M3 approved and offers maintenance services for vintage aeroplanes.

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.

M. Shaw Engraving Ltd

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Portland Works,

71 Hill Street,

Sheffield, S2 4SP,


Tel: +44 114 270 1225

Fax: +44 114 270 1225

Email: engravers@mshaw.co.uk

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


M. Shaw makes signature drifts, touch marks, and hand stamps for the marking of parts. Just the job for rounding out that C of A renewal.

Mat Voight

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Contact name: Mat Voight

1225 Jackson Court,
Beaumont, CA 92223,
United States of America

Tel: +1 909 499 4686

Email: algualvi@hotmail.com


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

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

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. G and N registered aircraft are maintained in association with appropriately registered engineers.

Shuttleworth Collection

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Contact name: Jean Munn

Old Warden Aerodrome,

Nr. Biggleswade,

Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP,


Email: Jean.Munn@shuttleworth.org


The well known engineering resources of the Shuttleworth Collection can be made available for maintenance, repair and overhaul work on old aircraft for other owners.

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.