Over the last few months, our Tiger Moth has undergone quite a bit of restoration. Last summer, during the installation of a fuel transfer pump, a keen-eyed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) spotted some corrosion on the fuselage tubing. Further hole-punch tests revealed a few more soft spots, and the decision was made to ground the aircraft until appropriate repairs could be made. This was easier said than done; the repairs
required that the fuselage fabric be completely removed in order to provide welding access to the corroded parts.
Over the winter, the …Read More