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Welcome to our web site. We are a full time, 100% dedicated facility specialising in the restoration and maintenance of ex-military and historical aircraft. While we are best known for our work on the Curtiss P-40 family of aircraft, we have the capability to complete any other piston engine Warbird. Restoration and maintenance of other aircraft types has encompassed the following; The rare Lavochkin La-9, Yak 3, Corsair, Strikemaster, P51 Mustang, Hawker Tempest MkII, T6 Harvards.


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Family Photo

Posted on Dec 4 by

Thought this might bring back a few memories for some, a shot of the last 30 years of RNZAF jets which unfortunately may be the last of the RNZAF jets. Nice shot none the less...


New P40 Brake drums.

Posted on Nov 26 by

One of the difficulties keeping the Warbird aircraft flying is finding components that can be overhauled. The P40 brakes are an area were the pool of restorable items has started...


On it’s wheels

Posted on Nov 18 by

After picking possibly the worst day for a month and battling the elements and one stubborn bolt the T28 is on it’s wheels and starting to show its size. Pictured in front...