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 Warbird Restoration
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 the airplane 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 -- Warbird 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 museum.
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 aircraft services.
Aero Restauration Service, Dijon-Darois, France -- Maintenance, restoration, and repair.

Airframe Assemblies, UK -- Sandown, Isle of Wight, UK -- One of Britain's leading aircraft restoration businesses.
Airmech, Inc., Temecula, California, USA -- Aircraft 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.
Barnstormer's Workshop, Williamson (Atlanta), Georgia, USA.
Cal-Pacific Airmotive, Inc., Salinas, California, USA -- "Home of the North American P-51 Mustang."
Classic Aero Engineering, Andover, Hampshire, UK -- Vintage aircraft restorations.
Code 1 Aviation, Rockford, Illinois / Gadsden, Alabama, USA, and numerous locations nationwide -- Warbird aircraft maintenance, restoration, inspections, sales, training, and more.
Connecticut 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.
Hawker 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 transport aircraft.
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. 
Historic Aircraft Collection (HAC), Rye, E. Sussex, UK -- Warbird restorations including Spitfires, Hurricanes and more.
Jet Centre, North Weald, Essex, UK -- Restorations of jet warbird aircraft.
Kubick Aviation Services, Kingsford, Michigan, USA - Award-winning warbird restorations and maintenance.
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 more.
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 aircraft.
Navy N3N Parts and Restoration, Bill Hirzel, Toldeo, Ohio, USA.
Pay's Air Service, Scone, NSW, Australia -- Home of "Vintage Fighter Restorations."
Pemberton and Sons , Spokane, Washington, USA -- Restoration of vintage and antique airplanes.
Personal 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.
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.
Skysport Engineering, Ltd., UK -- Vintage aircraft restoration and specialty services.
Square One Aviation, Chino, California, USA -- Specializes in first-rate restorations of fighter aircraft.
Tom Reilly Vintage Aircraft, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Tri-State Aviation, Whapeton, North Dakota, USA
Trudeau Warbird Enterprises, Inc., Punta Gorda, Florida, USA -- Repairs, parts and inspection services for T-28s and other warbird types.
Ultimate Aviation, LLC, Ogden, Utah, USA -- Warbird maintenance, paint, avionics, upholstery, and more.
Victoria Air Maintenance Ltd., North Saanich, BC, Canada -- Total repair, overhaul, and major maintenance services.
Vintage Aeroplane 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.
Wild Warbirds, Uvalde, Texas, USA -- Warbird maintenance, inspection, restoration, painting, sheet metal and fabric.
Yesteryear Aviation, Mason, Michigan, USA -- Stearman restorations, engine overhauls, and more.



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Engines, Engine Parts, and Shops

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 engines.
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 -- Exhaust systems.
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.
Holloway Engineering, 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.
Motorstar NA, Swanton, Vermont, USA -- Radial aircraft engine sales and service, including M-14s.
Nick Carter Engines, Inc., Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA -- Engine rebuilders.
Oilamatic, Inc. -- Radial engine pre-oiler systems.
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.
Poplar Grove Airmotive, Poplar Grove, Illinois, USA -- Engine overhauls and service.
Pratt & Whitney -- Engine manufacturer.
Precision Airmotive Corporation -- Lightweight starters.
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 manufacturer.
UXR, Simi Valley, CA -- Borescopes and NDT equipment.
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 components.


Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II
By Graham White

Hardcover, 442 pages.
Published 1995 by the Society of Automotive Engineers

The 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, Washington, USA
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, harnesses, restraints.
Aircraft Finishing Systems, Ennis, Montana, USA (E-mail link) -- Non-hazardous aircraft coatings and coverings.
Aircraft Parts Locator Service -- Free database searches.
Aircraft Sales (USA) -- Nanchang CJ-6 parts.
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 database.
AvSpares.com -- An online parts inventory listing system.

B&J Aircraft -- 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 and services.
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 aviation parts.
Kam-Tech Systems, Ltd. -- Military aircraft parts source.
Kansas 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.
Lance Aircraft 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 Aircraft Spruce.
Lite Metals Company, Ravenna, Ohio, USA -- Aluminum and  magnesium castings, aircraft wheels, and NDT services. 
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.
MMB Bearings, Mooresville, North Carolina, USA -- Suppliers of
hard to find and discontinued bearings for warbird applications.  
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 equipment.
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
Preferred Airparts, Kidron, Ohio, USA
Precise Flight, Inc. -- Nelson oxygen equipment.
Raytheon 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, tools, etc.
SES (Survival Equipment Services),
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.
Stewart Systems -- Aircraft fabric covering and coatings, all environmentally safe.

Stinson Parts and Service Source List
Superior Air Parts, Inc. -- Aircraft and engine parts.
TechScan Industries -- 3D modeling, machining, and manufacturing of replacement parts for warbirds.

Univair -- Parts for classic and antique airplanes.
Vintage Aircraft Supply -- Parts for vintage aircraft.
Wag-Aero -- Parts for general aviation and homebuilders.
Warbird Relics -- Rare and hard-to-find warbird parts.
Whelen Engineering, Inc. -- Aircraft lighting systems and components.
Wicks Aircraft Supply -- Online parts catalog.
WWII Aircraft Parts.com -- All sorts of parts, from propellers to instruments.
The Yard, Wichita, KS, USA -- Discount aluminum, fabric, Plexiglas™, tools.


Hamilton-Sundstrand (Formerly Hamilton Standard)
Hartzell Propeller
Hope Aero Propeller & Components, Inc., Ontario, Canada
McCauley Propeller Systems

Rocky Mountain Propellers, Inc., Erie, Colorado, USA
RSW Products, Inc. Houston, Texas, USA. Propeller replacement parts and accessories.
Sensenich, Inc.


Aerocenter Aircraft Supply and Avionics -- Wholesale avionics.
Airwich Avionics -- Used avionics.
American Avionics. Inc. -- Wholesale avionics.
Avidyne -- Avionics, EFIS, GPS.

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.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics --
Avionics sales, overhaul, design, manufacturing and more.
Narco Avionics -- Avionics, GPS.
Northstar Avionics -- Avionics, GPS.
Oregon Aero -- Headset and helmet upgrades.
Pacific Coast Avionics -- Wholesale avionics.
Pacific Southwest Avionics --
Avionics installation, upgrades, and repair.
Peltor (Aearo Company) -- Headsets.
Pilot Avionics -- Headsets.
PS Engineering -- Intercoms and audio panels.
RST Engineering -- Kit-built avionics.
Shadin Co., Inc. -- Warbird-tested fuel management displays and instruments.
Sierra Flight Systems -- Avionics.
Sierra Industries -- Avionics.

Southeast Aerospace --
Vintage avionics and equipment.
Telex Communications, Inc. -- Headsets.
UPSAT (Formerly iiMorrow) -- Apollo avionics, GPS.

Tool Suppliers

Abrasive Resource -- All types of abrasives, sanding supplies and related tools.
Airboss Tools --
Pneumatic 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 electrodes.
Avery Tools -- Homebuilder's tools and specialty items.
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.
Everlast Welding Products -- Mig/Tig welders and plasma cutters, plus a useful welding forum. 
Grizzly Industrial -- Metalworking / woodworking tools.
Isham's Air & Pneumatic Tools -- "Best price, highest quality."

Matco Tools
Northern 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 professional mechanics.
TekNet Electronics -- Electronic testing and measurement equipment.

Tools Unlimited
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 tools.
UXR -- Borescopes and NDT Equipment.
Welding Depot -- Welding supplies and equipment.
WeldingMart.com -- Welding supplies and equipment.
Zephyr Tools -- Specialty aircraft hand and pneumatic tools.



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.
Aircraft Mechanic Forums
-- Numerous discussion groups for aviation maintenance technicians.
Aircraft Repair: The Missing Manual, by John Schwaner -- The important stuff they don't teach you about working on airplanes. Available as an e-book download.  

Aircraft Quality Instruments, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, USA -- Repairs sales of of analog
Airtug, Inc. -- Makers of heavy-duty aircraft tugs.
Avantext -- Aviation regulatory information on CD.
Aviation Data Research, Inc. -- Maintenance software.
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 information.
Builder's Bookstore -- Books/videos for aircraft builders and restorers.
Butler Parachute Systems, Inc., Roanoke, VA -- Parachutes and recovery systems.

CAF Parts 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, Wisconsin, USA
Ejection Seat Page
Essco, Inc., Akron, Ohio, USA -- Aviation manuals, videos, books.
Exotic Aircraft Co. ("Barnstormers.com") -- Extensive warbird-related classified ads.
FAA 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.
FAA Standard Type Certificate (STC) Lookup
Gatekeeper -- Aircraft power carts.
Ground Support Manufacturing -- Jacks, chocks, towbars, engine stands, etc.
Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair
Instrument 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 airports.
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.
Lindbergh 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 and manuals.
Oregon Aero -- Custom seat cushions and military headset/helmet upgrades.
Panel Planner -- Software for designing and laying out instrument panels.
PlaneMech -- Online discussion forum for aircraft mechanics.

Powertow -- Makers of SuperTow Aircraft tugs.
Pratt & 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 reference information.
SportAir Builder's Workshops -- Learn building and restoration skills.
Spreadsheet for Tracking Life-Limited Parts -- A series of useful Excel spreadsheets for warbird owners and operators.
T-Data -- AD subscriptions on microfiche or CD-ROM.
Tail-Dragger Dragger -- Gas-, electric- or manually-powered aircraft tugs.
"Tailwheel and 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.
USAF WR-ALC Technical Manual Support Section
Warbird Recovery, Broomfield, Colorado, USA -- Warbird brokers and restoration coordinators specializing in Bf-109s, Me-262s, and more.
Warbirds Restoration Resource Group
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 Hampshire, USA.




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