23. Fabric applicators


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 South, 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. A full recover service is offered, including in traditional materials.

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).

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.

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)

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.

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.

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. Offers an airframe recovering service.

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.)

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 fabric covering. Current projects include a Tiger Moth, 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 fabric covering.

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. At the moment, RAR offers recovering in synthetic fabric only.

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.


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Contact name: Kevin Hopper

Hangar E50,

Jack Taylor Airfield,



South Africa

Tel: None

Mobile (cell): +27 82 346 0150

Email: kevin@skyworx.co.za

Website: http://www.skyworxaviation.co.za


Formerly with Stick & Rudder at this well known centre for vintage aviation, Kevin Hopper offers recovering services and has Tiger Moth experience

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)

The Incredible Cloth Flying Machine

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Contact name: Arthur Mason

Lipscombe Cottage,

31 North End Road,


Buckinghamshire HP22 4BD,


Tel: +44 1296 655 077

Mobile (cell): 07801 747 983

Email: arthurjamesmason@gmail.com

Website: Not maintained.


Arthur Mason has been recovering classic aeroplanes for many years and has 5 Tiger Moths and a Moth Major amongst his references. Small woodwork repairs related to the covering can be undertaken. Arthur is not a licensed engineer and clients should establish technical documentation and inspection procedures at the beginning of each project.

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.

Vintage Fabrics Ltd.

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Contact name: Clive & Linda Denney

The Mitchell Hangar,

Audley End Airfield,

Saffron Walden,

Essex, CB11 4LH,


Tel: +44 1799 510 756

Mobile (cell): 07710 809 763

Email: clive@vintagefabrics.co.uk

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


Re-formed in 1997, Vintage Fabrics specialises in fabric recovers and special paint jobs for vintage aircraft. Vintage Fabrics has very substantial experience in using both synthetic and traditional fabrics and in applying both modern and traditional paint finishes. Several Moths are among the many aircraft the company has completed.