89. Wood components

Suppliers

Aero Antiques/MK Aviation Services

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Contact name: Mike Souch

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

Tel: +44 1489 789 829

Mobile (cell): 07792 772 730

Email: aeroantiques@unicombox.com

Description:

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.

BVA Vintage Aviation LCC

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Contact name: Bruno Vonlanthen

F.X.Müllerstrasse 41,
3185 Schmitten
Switzerland

Tel: +41 26 496 13 52

Email: tigermoth@bluewin.ch

Website: None

Description:

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

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Contact name: Paul Groves

31 Russell Road,
Lee-on-Solent,
Hampshire PO13 9HR.
England

Tel: +44 2392 551 870

Fax: 07958 240 890

Email: grovesmoth@aol.com

Website: None

Description:

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.,
Gore,
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/

Description:

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.

Davidson Aeroworks

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Contact name: 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

Website: None

Description:

Davidson Aeroworks manufactures wooden spars (see Section 68), fin, stabiliser 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.

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Contact name: Steve Roberts, Martin Kimm

Shed 9,

Home Farm,

Old Warden Park,

Biggleswade,

Bedfordshire, SG18 9DU,

England

Tel: +44 7792 745 902

Mobile (cell): +44 7720 681 642

Email: flyingrestorers@aol.com

Website: None

Description:

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.

Hodge Air Services Ltd

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Contact name: David Hodgkinson

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

Tel: +44 1732 822 686

Fax: +44 1732 822 686

Email: hodgeair@aol.com

Website: None

Description:

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

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Contact name: Matt Webber

Luskintyre Airfield,

252 Pywells Road,

Luskintyre,

Lochinvar, NSW 2321,

Australia

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

Description:

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.

Poncelet (Etablissements Poncelet)

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Contact name: Marc Deltenre

Z.I. de Martinrou,
Rue du Progrès 6,
6220 Fleurus,
Belgium

Tel: +32 475 44 36 20

Email: info@poncelet.eu

Website: http://www.ets-poncelet.com/index.html

Description:

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.

Raymond’s Aircraft Restoration bvba

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Contact name: Raymond Cuypers

Luchthavenlei 1 PB 52

B-2100 Deurne,

Belgium

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

Description:

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.

Smith Tech Air

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Contact name: Stan Smith

North Shore Airfield,

Postman Road,

RD4 Albany,

Auckland,

New Zealand

Tel: +64 942 48759

Fax: +64 942 63735

Email: vintageaircraft@xtra.co.nz

Description:

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)

Vintage Aeroplane Repairs and Restoration

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Contact name: Martin Honeychurch

Denford Manor,

Hungerford,

Berkshire, RG17 0UN,

England

Tel: +44 1488 682 949

Email: None

Website: None

Description:

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.