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Over the years, Skysport Engineering has carried out renovations to many historic aircraft in order to prepare them for static display in museums. Shown below is a list of the vintage aircraft that have been restored to display condition:


  • Comper Swift, G-ACGL (current)

Ongoing restoration of Alex Henshaw's Comper Swift

Comper Swift
  • Percival Prentice , G-AOLK (2009)

Purchase of a/c and delivery to Cosford for RAFM. Now on static display.

  • Sopwith Dolphin, D5329 (2009)

Manufacture of components for RAFM. One set of wing spars, one set of wing ribs, one set of ailerons complete and refurbishment of flying wires.

  • Comet Nose (2006)

Renovation for museum display at The Museum of Aviation Sharjah, U.A.E.

  • Hucks Starter (2006)

Commisioned by the RAF museum to enhance their display. A fully functional example restored/manufactured. Used to start WWI planes. See it in action

  • Miles Mohawk G-AKEW (2005)

Wing repairs for RAF museum, Hendon.

  • Prat & Whitney 1830 Engine (2004)

A fully sectioned, motorised exhibit was supplied/prepared by Skysport for The Museum of Aviation Sharjah, U.A.E.

  • Wright Flyer (2004)

Renovation of control panels for the Ulster Folk Museum.

  • Airspeed Ambassador, G-ALZO (2003)

The tailplane, undercarriage and fin were renovated for DAS Trading at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

  • DH Mosquito Prototype Tailplane, W4050 (2003)

The tailplane of the prototype Mosquito was restored for the DH Mosquito Museum.

  • B25 Mitchell, N7614C (2002)

The primary suspension mountings were made for the hanging of the B25 in the American Air Museum at I.W.M. Duxford.

  • Douglas C47 Dakota, 43-15509 (2002)

Most of the suspension mounting work was carried out for the hanging of the C47 in the American Air Museum at I.W.M. Duxford.

  • Miles Mohawk Fuselage, G-AKEW (2002)

The fuselage and centre section of Charles Lindberg’s Miles Mohawk were restored for the RAF Museum, Hendon.

  • Pratt & Whitney Engine For B24 Liberator, 44-51228 (2002)

One of the engine powerplant assemblies for the B24 Liberator was renovated for the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

  • Soyuz Space Capsule (2001)

A Soyuz space capsule was cosmetically refurbished for the National Space Museum at Leicester.

  • Spitfire IX, ML427 (2000)

The Spitfire IX was refurbished and re-painted. It was also moved by road to a new location. Suspension fittings were designed and manufactured. The Spitfire was then suspended at the Birmingham ‘Think Tank’ complex.

Spitfire IX
  • Hurricane IV, KX829 (2000)

The Hurricane was dismantled and moved across Birmingham. Suspension fittings were designed and made. The aircraft was re-assembled and suspended at the Birmingham ‘Think Tank’ complex.

  • DH Mosquito FB VI Fuselage, TA122 (2000)

Repairs were carried out to the fuselage of the Mosquito. It was then fabriced. This work was done for the DH Mosquito Museum.

  • Lockheed Electra L10, N5171N (1999)

Minor renovation work was carried out on the Electra and the aluminium skin polished. Suspension fittings were manufactured and a wide load move to London was made. The aircraft was suspended in the new Welcome Wing of the Science Museum, London.

Bristol Bulldog
  • Bristol Bulldog, G-ABBB/K2227 (1999)

The Bristol Bulldog had a total rebuild for static display. The aircraft was ‘reborn’ following its crash at the S.B.A.C. Farnborough Air Show on 13/9/64. The Bulldog now resides at the RAF Museum, Hendon.

  • AS Viper & Gipsy Engine Display (1998)

A Viper and Gipsy engine were prepared for display in the Taiwan Industrial Museum.

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