and Maintenance Links
If you've watched and
listened in fascination as a magnificent old airplane flew by, you have more than just the
pilot or owner to thank. There are usually many behind-the-scenes people who labored
to restore the airplane to flying condition, and many more who make sure that
remains safely airworthy.
Here are some resources for those important
and special people
who acquire, restore, repair, build, overhaul and maintain warbirds.
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Warbird Restoration Shops
Aerocrafters, Inc., Santa Rosa,
California, USA. Warbird restoration, maintenance and sales.
Aerometal International, LLC, Aurora, Oregon,
USA. Warbird restoration, maintenance and operation.
"Dedicated to the Continuing Airworthiness of Aging Aircraft."
Aero Trader, Chino, California, USA.
restorations and maintenance.
Air Capitol Warbirds, Wichita, Kansas,
USA. Warbird restorations, sales and training.
Air Heritage, Inc., Beaver Falls,
Pennsylvania, USA. Warbird restorations, from B-17s to L-21s. Also maintains an active
Air Repair, Inc., Cleveland, Mississippi,
USA. Stearman and L-19 restorations and engine overhauls.
Aircraft Restoration Company, Duxford,
Cambridgeshire, UK. Restoration, maintenance, marketing and miscellaneous vintage
Airframe Assemblies, UK -- Sandown, Isle
of Wight, UK. One of Britain's leading aircraft restoration businesses.
Airmech, Inc., Temecula, California, USA.
restoration and repair.
Airpower Unlimited, Jerome, Idaho,
USA. Award-winning warbird restorations and maintenance.
American Aero Services, New
Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA. Restoration, maintenance, inspections, import/export, etc.
Avspecs Ltd., Ardmore, South Auckland, New Zealand.
Warbird restorations and a full range of related services.
Workshop, Williamson (Atlanta), Georgia, USA.
Airmotive, Inc., Salinas, California, USA. "Home of the North American
Engineering, Andover, Hampshire, UK. Vintage aircraft restorations.
Code 1 Aviation,
Rockford, Illinois, and Lakeland, Florida USA. Warbird aircraft maintenance, restoration, inspections,
sales, training, and more.
Corsair, Chester, Connecticut, USA. An organization restoring an F4U
Corsair, the state aircraft of Connecticut.
Emery Air, Rockford, Illinois, USA.
Warbird inspections and service.
Ezell Aviation, Inc., Breckenridge,
Texas, USA. Award-winning warbird restorations.
Fagen Fighters and Warhawks, Inc., Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA. A premiere
builder of WWII fighter aircraft, specializing in the Curtiss P-40.
Fighter Factory at Tidewater
Tech, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Repairs, inspections, parts, ferry service, etc.
Gosshawk Unlimited, Inc., Mesa,
Arizona, USA. 30 years of vintage and warbird aircraft restoration experience.
Restorations Ltd., Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. One of the world's foremost
restorers of Hawker Hurricanes.
Hawkins and Powers
Aviation, Inc., Greybull, Wyoming, USA. Specializes in restorations of vintage
Henderson Aviation, Felton, Delaware, USA. Piper
J-3 / L-4 aircraft restorations.
Heritage Aero, Inc., Rockford,
Illinois, USA. Quality warbird and civilian aircraft maintenance services.
Hevle Aviation, LLC, Bakersfield, California,
USA. Professional warbird
restoration and maintenance.
Collection (HAC), Rye, E. Sussex, UK -- Warbird restorations including Spitfires, Hurricanes and more.
International Jets, Inc., Gadsden, Alabama, USA -- Maintenance, restorations,
avionics, and award winning paint.
Jet Centre, North Weald, Essex, UK. Restorations
of jet warbird aircraft.
Legend of Aces
Aviation, Brighton, Michigan.
Warbird restoration, maintenance, construction, and recovery.
MD Aero (E-Mail link], Toughkenamon,
Pennsylvania, USA. Expert restorers of Fairchild PT-series aircraft and
Midwest Aero Restorations, Danville, Illinois, USA --
Award-winning restorations, including P-51s.
Mike's Hangar, Columbus, Indiana,
USA -- Restorations, paint/fabric, custom metal-forming, etc. for antique and classic
Parts and Restoration, Bill Hirzel, Toldeo, Ohio,
Pemberton and Sons, Spokane, Washington, USA
-- Restoration of vintage and antique airplanes.
Plane Services, Wycombe Air Park,
Buckinghamshire, UK --
The UK's Original Antique Aircraft Company.
Aircraft restorations, maintenance, flight testing, fight training, film/TV
work, and more.
Pioneer Aero Restorations,
Auckland, New Zealand -- Restoration of P-40s and other warbirds.
Pride Aircraft, Rockford,
Illinois, USA -- Restoration and maintenance of L-39s and other warbird types.
Reeds Restoration, Inc.,
Goshen, Ohio, USA -- Show-quality Stearman restorations.
Sandy Air Corp., Innsbruck, Austria -- Warbird
restoration and sales.
Sierra Industries, Uvalde, Texas,
USA -- Warbird restoration.
Sky Harbour Aircraft, Goderich,
Ontario, Canada -- Warbird painting.
Engineering, Ltd., UK -- Vintage aircraft restoration and specialty
Square One Aviation, Chino,
California, USA. Specializes in first-rate restorations of fighter aircraft.
Tom Reilly Vintage Aircraft, Kissimmee,
Whapeton, North Dakota, USA
Enterprises, Inc., Punta Gorda, Florida, USA. Repairs, parts and
inspection services for T-28s and other warbird types.
Victoria Air Maintenance
Ltd., North Saanich, BC, Canada.
Total repair, overhaul, and major maintenance services.
Company, Inc., Sweden -- Stearman repair and restoration. Also has
rejuvenated Stearmans for sale in Europe and the USA.
Vintage Wings and Wheels,
Hollister, California, USA. Wood/fabric/metal work, engine maintenance, and
restoration & maintenance of Stearman PT-17 Aircraft, T-6 Texans and Vultee BT-13s.
Vulture's Row Aviation, Cameron Park, California, USA. Specializing in
restoration, maintenance, and flying of U.S. Navy tailhook aircraft.
Wichita Air Services, Inc. [E-Mail link],
Newton, Kansas, USA. Award-winning restorations.
Yesteryear Aviation, Mason, Michigan, USA. Stearman restorations, engine
overhauls, and more.
Engines, Engine Parts, and
Air Power Inc. (Van Bortel Aircraft), Arlington,
Texas, USA -- Overhauls and parts.
Air Repair, Inc., Cleveland, Mississippi, USA
-- Radial engine parts and service.
Aircraft Cylinder and Turbine, Inc., Sun Valley,
California, USA -- Radial engine parts.
Aircraft Specialties Services --
Piston engine component reconditioning.
Airpower, Inc., Lakeport, California, USA
[E-Mail link] -- Specializes in repair and overhaul of Curtiss-Wright R-1820 radial
Airwolf Filter Corp. -- Remote-mounted filter
systems for radial engines.
Allison Engine Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
-- Engine manufacturer.
Aviation Development Corporation
-- Radial engine oil filtration systems.
Carl Skinner Co.,
Ventura, California, USA -- Curtiss Wright engine parts.
Covington Aircraft Engines, Inc.,
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA -- Radial and turbine engine overhauls and parts.
Dakota Air Parts, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
-- Specializes in helicopter and other turbine engines.
Dawley Aviation, Burlington, Wisconsin, USA --
Ellison Fluid Systems, Inc. --
Carburetors and throttle body injectors.
Engine Components, Inc. (ECI), San Antonio, Texas,
USA -- Engine parts.
General Aviation Services, Inc. -- Various
hard-to-find engines available.
Quincy, California, USA -- Radial and antique aircraft engine specialists.
J.W. Duff Aircraft, Denver, Colorado, USA
-- Pratt & Whitney R-1340 engines available.
Lycoming Textron -- Engine manufacturer.
Main Turbo Systems, Inc., Visalia, California,
USA -- Turbocharger parts and service.
Mattituck Airbase, Inc., Mattituck, New York,
USA -- "Red Gold" engine overhauls.
MotoBende, Bonn, Germany -- Specializes in
restoration and fabrication of WWII aircraft engines and parts.
Nick Carter Engines, Inc., Elizabethton,
Tennessee, USA -- Engine rebuilders.
Oilamatic, Inc. -- Radial engine pre-oiler
OK Turbines, Inc., Hollister, California, USA
-- Jet engine repair and parts.
Pacific Oil Cooler Service, Chico, California,
USA -- Oil cooler service and repair.
Penn Yan Aero, Penn Yan, New York, USA -- Engine parts and overhauls.
Airmotive, Poplar Grove, Illinois, USA -- Engine overhauls and service.
Pratt & Whitney -- Engine
Precision Airmotive Corporation --
Precision Engines Corporation, Everett,
Washington, USA -- Radial engine overhauls and parts.
Radial Engines, Ltd., Guthrie, Oklahoma,
USA. -- Continental, Jacobs, and Lycoming radial engines and parts.
Rudy Blakey, Inc., Perry, Florida, USA --
Wright/Pratt radial engine overhauls and parts.
Shadetree Aviation, Carson City, Nevada, USA
-- Factory-direct Vendenyev M-14P radial engines.
SkyTec -- Lycoming starters.
Sun Air Parts, Valencia, California, USA
-- Radial engine parts, tools and accessories.
Tanis -- Preheat systems.
Teledyne Continental -- Engine manufacturer.
Textron-Lycoming -- Engine
UXR, Simi Valley, CA -- Borescopes and NDT
Victor Aviation, Palo Alto, California,
USA -- "Black Edition" engine overhauls.
Western Skyways, Montrose, Colorado, USA
-- Engine remanufacturing and overhauls.
WSK - PZL Home Page -- Jet engine
Allied Aircraft Piston
Engines of World War II
By Graham White
Hardcover, 442 pages.
Published 1995 by the Society of Automotive Engineers
definitive book on the subject of WWII piston aircraft engines. Covers British and
American manufacturers, including Rolls-Royce, Bristol, Pratt and Whitney, Wright, and
more. Diagrams, photos and detailed technical information. An excellent reference book!
Aircraft Parts Suppliers
AeroArt and Parts, Hildesheim, Germany
-- Original and reproduction parts for warbirds
Aerocenter Aircraft Supply, Puyallup,
Aeromar, Inc. -- Aircraft interiors.
AeroParts -- Australia's largest online
aviation supply store. Parts, tools, pilot supplies, chemicals, etc.
Aerox -- Aviation oxygen systems.
Air Repair, Inc., Cleveland, Mississippi,
USA -- Stearman and L-19 parts.
Aircraft Belts, Inc. -- Seat belts,
Aircraft Finishing Systems, Ennis, Montana, USA
(E-mail link) -- Non-hazardous aircraft coatings and coverings.
Aircraft Parts Locator Service -- Free database
Aircraft Sales (USA) -- Nanchang CJ-6
Aircraft Specialties Services, Tulsa,
Oklahoma, USA -- A "one-stop aircraft parts supercenter."
Aircraft Spruce and Specialty -- Over
a million aircraft parts in stock.
Aircraft Suppliers Company (ASC), Fort Worth,
Texas, USA -- Aircraft parts since 1945.
Aircraft Technical Support, Inc.,
Columbus, Ohio, USA -- Aircraft covering supplies, pre-sewn fabric envelopes,
assistance and support.
Airparts, Inc, Kansas City, Kansas, USA --
Suppliers of aircraft aluminum, AN hardware, and tools.
Airtex Products, Inc., Fallsington,
Pennsylvania, USA -- Custom, quality aircraft interiors.
Anthony Aviation, Pompano Beach, Florida,
USA -- Sales, maintenance, and parts for surplus helicopters.
Aviation Online Network -- Parts locator
AvSpares.com -- An
online parts inventory listing system.
-- Warbird parts and collectibles by mail order.
C&J Sales -- T-28 aircraft and parts.
Cal-Pacific Airmotive, Inc.,
Salinas, California, USA. FAA-approved P-51 Mustang and warbird parts.
California Texans, Auburn, California,
USA -- "100 tons of T-6 parts available."
Cee Bailey's Aircraft Plastics --
Hand-crafted windshields and windows.
Chief Aircraft -- Parts, avionics, etc.
Classic Jet Aircraft Parts, Florida (USA)
and Germany -- Parts for all sorts of classic jets.
Code 1 Aviation,
Rockford, IL, USA -- Aero Vodochody L-39 jet parts and spares.
Concorde Battery -- Manufacturer of
aircraft batteries of all types.
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
(DRMS) -- U.S. Government surplus.
Desser Tire and Rubber Co. -- "The
Aircraft Tire Supermart"
Great Airplanes, Inc. -- Suppliers of
flying wires, drag wires, and more.
Great American Aircraft Maintenance,
Torrance, California, USA [E-Mail Link] -- New, serviceable and OHC T-28 parts.
Grove Aircraft -- Landing gear products
Hill Aircraft -- Cessna parts.
Hooker Harness, Freeport, Illinois, USA
-- Custom and STC/PMA harnesses, lap belts, shoulder harnesses and other restraints.
HP Aviation Inc, Oldsmar, Florida, USA --
Helicopter parts and spares.
Hughes Brothers Aircrafters,
Inc., South Gate, California, USA -- Precision aircraft sheet metal and assemblies.
ISO-Parts -- Free locator for military and
Kam-Tech Systems, Ltd. -- Military aircraft
Instrument -- Overhaul shop for Stearman instruments.
Keystone Instruments, Lock Haven,
Pennsylvania, USA -- Restoration, repair, fabrication and sales of all types of
vintage and modern aircraft instruments.
Supply, Dallas, Texas, USA -- Extensive spare parts inventory for T-6 /
SNJ / Harvard aircraft.
LAS Aerospace, Ltd. --
Large supplier of aircraft parts and hardware in Europe. Distributor for
LP Aero Plastics, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida, USA
-- Windshields and windows.
Marv Golden Discount Sales
McLean Air Scoops -- Engine air scoops
for Tiger Moths and Gypsy Major engines.
Milspec Products, Inc., Apopka, Florida,
USA -- Aircraft parts.
Mooresville, North Carolina, USA -- Suppliers of
hard to find and discontinued bearings for
Mountain High Equipment and Supply Co., Redmond,
Oregon, USA -- Aviation oxygen equipment and supplies.
Murphy's Surplus Warehouse, El Cajon,
California, USA -- Military and industrial electronics, communications, and electronic
OilStore.com -- An online store for oil,
lubricants, and aviation and marine products.
Parts Logistics.com -- Aircraft parts
locator, auctions, OEM parts lists, etc.
Poly Fiber Aircraft Coatings
Kidron, Ohio, USA
Precise Flight, Inc. -- Nelson oxygen
Aircraft Parts and Inventory Distribution (RAPID) -- More than 12 million aircraft
parts available on the Web.
Redline Brakes --
Improved brake systems for Stearmans, T-6s, and other warbirds.
Renavair Vintage Aviation Surplus -- A gold
mine of air junk.
Sacramento Sky Ranch -- Aircraft parts,
Gloucestershire, UK --
Aircrew escape and survival services, including ejection seats, parachutes,
survival gear, etc.
Shadin Co., Inc. --
Fuel-flow indicators and management systems, optimized and approved for warbirds.
SkyOx -- Portable oxygen systems.
Spitfire Spares -- Hundreds of
Spitfire parts in stock.
-- Aircraft fabric covering and coatings, all environmentally safe.
Stinson Parts and
Service Source List
Superior Air Parts, Inc. -- Aircraft and
TechScan Industries -- 3D modeling, machining, and manufacturing of
replacement parts for warbirds.
Univair -- Parts for classic and antique
Vintage Aircraft Supply -- Parts for vintage
Wag-Aero -- Parts for general aviation and
Warbird Relics -- Rare and hard-to-find
Whelen Engineering, Inc.
-- Aircraft lighting systems and components.
Wicks Aircraft Supply -- Online parts
WWII Aircraft Parts.com -- All
sorts of parts, from propellers to instruments.
The Yard, Wichita, KS, USA -- Discount
aluminum, fabric, Plexiglas, tools.
Hope Aero Propeller & Components, Inc.,
McCauley Propeller Systems
Rocky Mountain Propellers, Inc., Erie, Colorado,
RSW Products, Inc. Houston, Texas, USA.
Propeller replacement parts and accessories.
Aerocenter Aircraft Supply and Avionics --
Airwich Avionics -- Used avionics.
American Avionics. Inc. -- Wholesale
Avidyne -- Avionics,
Bose -- ANR headsets.
Bryan Wriston Aviation -- Mobile
pitot/static, altimeter and transponder certification in Texas, USA.
Chief Aircraft -- Wholesale avionics.
David Clark Co. -- Headsets.
Eastern Avionics -- Wholesale avionics.
Edmo Distributors -- Wholesale avionics.
Eventide -- Moving map displays.
FlightCom -- Headsets.
Garmin -- Avionics, GPS.
ICOM America, Inc. -- Avionics.
LightSPEED -- ANR headsets.
Marv Golden Discount Sales -- Avionics sales.
Narco Avionics -- Avionics, GPS.
Northstar Avionics -- Avionics, GPS.
Oregon Aero -- Headset and helmet upgrades.
Pacific Coast Avionics -- Wholesale
Pacific Southwest Avionics --
upgrades, and repair.
Peltor (Aearo Company) -- Headsets.
Pilot Avionics -- Headsets.
PS Engineering -- Intercoms and audio
RST Engineering -- Kit-built avionics.
Shadin Co., Inc. -- Warbird-tested
fuel management displays and instruments.
Sierra Flight Systems -- Avionics.
Sierra Industries --
Telex Communications, Inc. -- Headsets.
UPSAT (Formerly iiMorrow) -- Apollo avionics,
Abrasive Resource -- All types of
abrasives, sanding supplies and related tools.
Airboss Tools --
planishing hammers and related equipment.
Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. --
Huge stock of aircraft parts, tools, supplies.
Aircraft Tool Supply (ATS)
Arc-Zone -- Hundreds of welding accessories,
from MIG and TIG welding accessories to plasma cutting and tig torches and tungsten
Avery Tools -- Homebuilder's tools and
Brown Aviation Tool Supply Co.
Citation HVLP Paint Sprayer/Respirator system.
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool --
Aircraft tools for the builder/restorer.
Coastal Tool and Supply
Cummins Industrial Tools
Dale Wilch Sales & Mfg. -- Makers of
tube and pipe notching tools.
E-Airtool -- New and used pneumatic tools.
Welding Products -- Mig/Tig welders and plasma cutters, plus a useful
Grizzly Industrial -- Metalworking /
Isham's Air & Pneumatic Tools --
"Best price, highest quality."
Tool and Equipment -- High quality tools and equipment at low, discount prices.
Sears Craftsman -- Sears'
respected line of tools.
Snap-On Tools -- Trusted by generations of
TekNet Electronics --
Electronic testing and measurement equipment.
US Industrial Tool & Supply -- Manufacturer
& distributor of air and hand riveting and sheet metal tools. Products include rivet
hammers and squeezers, air drills, shrinking and stretching machines, clecos, and cutting
UXR -- Borescopes and NDT Equipment.
Welding Depot -- Welding supplies and
WeldingMart.com -- Welding supplies and
Zephyr Tools -- Specialty aircraft hand and
Aeronautica Plus, Colorado Springs, Colorado,
USA (E-mail link) -- Maintenance and service manuals.
Aerotec -- Maintenance manuals.
Aircraft Engine Historical Society --
Educational and historical society which fosters an appreciation of the people, art, and
science associated with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.
Aircraft Engravers, Granby, Connecticut, USA
-- Custom panel labeling, engraving, vinyl lettering, etc.
Forums -- Numerous discussion groups for aviation
Instruments, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, USA -- Repairs sales of of analog
Airtug, Inc. -- Makers of heavy-duty aircraft
Avantext -- Aviation regulatory information
Aviation Data Research, Inc. --
Banaire Aviation Military Surplus [E-mail link]
-- Towbars for T-6s, P-51s, Stearmans and other large taildraggers.
Big Sky Stearman -- Wood wing kits for
Stearmans, and other services.
Bill Todd's T-6 R&D Page -- North American T-6
Builder's Bookstore -- Books/videos for
aircraft builders and restorers.
Butler Parachute Systems, Inc., Roanoke, VA
-- Parachutes and recovery systems.
Exchange Forum -- An online forum for CAF members to request help in locating or
offering aircraft parts.
C&M Marine Aviation Services,
Dallas, Texas, USA -- Seatbelts, restraints and survival equipment.
Century Aircraft Painting, Chino, California, USA -- Warbird painting.
Copyzone Archiving Ltd. --
Thousands of warbird aircraft engineering drawings available online.
CorrosionX -- Penetrant / lubricant.
Eagle Fuel Cell Repair, Eagle River,
Essco, Inc., Akron, Ohio, USA --
Aviation manuals, videos, books.
Exotic Aircraft Co.
("Barnstormers.com") -- Extensive warbird-related classified ads.
Airworthiness Directive (AD) Lookup
FAA AFS-600 Regulatory Support Division
FAA AVR (Regulation and Certification
Group) -- U.S. flight standards, aircraft certification, etc.
FAA-CAI Library (FTP Site)
FAA Flight Standards Service; Aviation Information
Site -- Airworthiness Alerts, SDRS, TSOs, STCs, repair stations, etc.
Standard Type Certificate (STC) Lookup
Gatekeeper -- Aircraft power carts.
Ground Support Manufacturing -- Jacks,
chocks, towbars, engine stands, etc.
Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair
Calibration Service International -- Instrument and equipment calibration
on-site at your facility.
JETPorter, Inc. -- Makers of aircraft tugs,
lifts and GPUs.
Kalmar Motor -- Tow-tractors for
Kennon Aircraft Covers -- Manufacturers
of protective covers, sun shields and heat screens for general aviation, business aviation
and military aircraft and helicopters. Shop securely online.
Aircraft Tug Co. -- Electric tugs and tow tractors for small aircraft.
Mighty Tug -- A unique aircraft tug
suitable for warbirds.
National Warbird Operator Conference
(NWOC) -- A yearly gathering of warbird owners and operators.
OldManuals.com -- WWII Aircraft tech orders
Oregon Aero -- Custom seat cushions and
military headset/helmet upgrades.
Panel Planner -- Software for designing
and laying out instrument panels.
Online discussion forum for aircraft mechanics.
Powertow -- Makers of SuperTow Aircraft tugs.
Whitney Historical Engine Gallery -- An on-line history of various P&W engines.
Restore Online -- An online resource
for the restoration of airplanes (and boats and cars, too).
Rochester Clutch -- Warbird brake
rebuilding services in Rochester, New York, USA.
Sacramento Sky Ranch -- Maintenance
SportAir Builder's Workshops -- Learn
building and restoration skills.
for Tracking Life-Limited Parts -- A series of useful Excel spreadsheets for warbird
owners and operators.
T-Data -- AD subscriptions on microfiche or
Tail-Dragger Dragger -- Gas-, electric- or
manually-powered aircraft tugs.
Fabric Spoken Here" -- Instruction in the lost art of tube-and fabric
construction, located in Maryland, USA.
Tanis Aircraft Services -- Tanis pre-heaters,
engine covers and more.
Things for Aircraft Support --
Works stands and other support equipment.
TM Technologies -- Instructional
books/videos on welding and metalwork.
Trade-A-Plane -- The industry's
oldest and largest classified ad newspaper.
Technical Manual Support Section
Warbird Recovery, Broomfield, Colorado,
USA -- Warbird brokers and restoration coordinators specializing in
Bf-109s, Me-262s, and more.
Woodway Sign Center USA -- Warbird
graphics and lettering specialists.
World Class Graphics -- Nose art, custom
decals, registration numbers, logos, etc.
Wright Stuff Aviation Academy, Hampton, New
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