Many of the aircraft types now being restored are the same types of aircraft that Southair have been maintaining and rebuilding since 1964.
Southair has a wealth of experience, tooling and knowledge to restore your aircraft to the highest standards.
We have separate fully equipped restoration hangar for carrying out long term projects.
Restoration jobs are costed out as accurately as possible before work commences. A flexible time and cost plan is worked out with the customer before the restoration begins and the customer is kept up to date as the job progresses.
- Quality fabric work. From complete “re-bagging’ to minor repairs, using the Ceconite system and Randolph dopes.
- Wood repairs are carried out to approved standards using modern epoxy adhesives.
- Steel tube structures can be weld repaired and corrosion inhibited.
- Our engine shop staff are fully experienced and approved in the overhaul of the Gipsy series of engines and components.
Past restorations include De Havilland Rapides and Tiger Moths, the world’s last remaining airworthy Spartan II 3 seater, fabric covered gliders, Piper Cubs, Harvards and early Cessnas.
(MIG) - MiG-15UTI April 1996, SN: 26016-01, ex Polish airforce
(FRN) - Piper J3C-65 Cub, Feb 1998
(BEL) - Cessna 180, completed 2000
(AOB) - Auster J1B, Feb 2002
(BVO) - Piper PA18-150 Super Cub, Oct 2002
(DFO) - Piper PA18A-150 Super Cub, May 2005
(ARH) - Spartan 3 seater II Bi-plane, Sept 2005
(GAB) - Slingsby Prefect 30B (Wood/fabric glider), Jan 2007
(SWR) - Dehavilland DH89A Dragon Rapide, April 2008
(ENE) - North Amercian Harvard 3* (AT-6), April 2013
(AGS) - Dehavilland DH85 Leopard Moth, Ongoing