90. Wood repairs


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. AA/MK can fabricate major wooden components for such projects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, including for wood repairs, with experience on the Chipmunk, Tiger Moth and Hornet Moth and other fabric covered aircraft.

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.)

Hodge Air Services Ltd

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Contact name: David Hodgkinson

Unit 21, Thruxton Industrial Estate,
Thruxton Airfield, Thruxton
Hampshire, SP11 8PW,

Tel: +44 1732 822 686

Fax: +44 1732 822 686

Email: hodgeair@aol.com

Website: None


Hodge Air Services was founded in 1974 and specialises in wooden components. The company has extensive Moth experience, particularly Tiger Moth wings.

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. Current projects include a Tiger Moth, a Moth Minor, a Westland Widgeon (from the 1920s and not a helicopter!) and a Percival Proctor. CASA approved for wooden component repairs.

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. LAR also manufactures wooden components. Tiger Moth ribs are available per the original design or as a laser cut ply and slightly heavier version.

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 and Aeronca aircraft as well as the Chipmunk and Tiger Moth. The business is Belgian CAA licensed for wooden component manufacture.

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.

Sigma Services

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Contact name: Nick Seymour

Orchard Cottage,

10A Hillside Road,

Thorpe St. Andrew,

Norwich NR7 0QJ,


Tel: (office): +44 1603 433 961 or (workshop): +44 1953 457 732

Fax: +44 1603 433 961

Mobile (cell): 07774 195 103

Email: sigma@aircraft.u-net.com

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


Nick Seymour has thirty years of experience maintaining de Havilland types and is an LAA inspector and CAA certified welder. Sigma Services specialises in metal component repair, but can also undertake workshop repairs of wood and fabric covered Moth components.

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.