STOP PRESS: TIPSY NIPPER G-ONCS WON BEST NIPPER AWARD AT NORTH WEALD!
Richard has CAA welding approval, the repair and restoration of the Vagabond G-BOVB is coming along well, the wings are complete, just doping and painting to be done. The fuselage has been straightened and will be welded shortly.
85hp Vagabond being loaded onto recovery trailer for the trip back to the workshop.
THE AERONCA G-BRXG HAS FLOWN!! See Current Projects.
HOT NEWS!! BEST CLASSIC WON AT THE PFA RALLY BY G-BOWN RESTORED BY RICHARD KIMBERLEY SERVICES.
At the PFA Rally at Kemble 2005 the Piper Super Cruiser G-BOWN was judged the "Best Classic Aeroplane" by the PFA. This is great news for us as it recognises the quality of our workmanship and the attention to detail all our work receives.
For this 2006 rally we would like to assemble all the aircraft we have restored over the years at the PFA Rally in one area. This "shop window" would enable would be customers to see that the quality of the restorations are not "one-offs", but are the back bone of our business.
Bucker Jungman in close formation with my Cameraship Piper Vagabond.
Welcome to our Web Site, I hope you enjoy your visit. In it I have included past and present projects, the one thing that you will find is that they are very varied!! But all have one thing in common, skill and expertise, linked with a desire to preserve what we have.
Our Mission: There are two ways of doing a job..........the right way, or not at all.
"We are only custodians of our possessions, if they are looked after then future generations can enjoy them."
My love of Aviation has meant that the business has evolved into Repair and Restoration of PFA powered aircraft and gliders under PFA or C of A certification. We have vast experience in Luscombe, Piper, Auster, HAL Pushpak, Aeronca, Jodel, Condor, Glasflugel, Cirrus, powered gliders and many, many more.
All aspects of light aircraft restoration are covered, including: Engine rebuilds of Continental, Lycoming, Wright, Rotax, ENMA Tigre and many others.
Recovering of Fabric and Composite structures/airframes.
There is not much that cannot be repaired due to damage or wear, it is the economic aspect that has to be considered.
We specialise in welding of Ferrous and Non Ferrous metals using MIG, TIG and Gas for Aluminium, Magnesium, Mild ; Stainless and all Alloy Steels for the repair or fabrication of just about anything!
We weld all sorts of things from small model engines to the large propulsion and ancillary engines fitted in Commercial and Military shipping, both on site and at base (Recently I repaired cracks in ancillary engines in the HMS xxxxxxxxxx on site in the Persian Gulf and the HMS xxxxxxxxxx off of Singapore) An intimate knowledge of metallurgy is required to ensure the repair will last, and what is feasible to repair and how.
In brief, you should know the following about us: my company was established in 1972 and has been responsible for providing outstanding specialist welding and engineering services ever since. Our regular customers particularly value the personal service and quality of work