Proprietor Tim Moore started
full time aviation employment in 1976 with Personal Plane Services.
He became a sole trader from January 1980 until July 1982, building
and restoring historic light aircraft.
Skysport Engineering was formed with partner Catherine O’Brien
(Dec’d 1987) in July 1982. Tim Moore has carried on with the
business as sole proprietor to the present day.
Skysport consists of 6 full time engineers, an administrator and
the proprietor. All engineers have gained extensive experience with
the varied tasks the company has undertaken over the years. All
have in excess of 20 years with the company, 2 since the mid 1980’s.
The high standard of work reflects the qualities and virtues that
this long established unit of dedicated engineers has acquired.
The company is rurally based near Sandy in Bedfordshire, with a
9,000 sq ft workshop area and a 700-metre airfield facility. Engineering
in wood and metal is undertaken on site. This is complimented by
lifting equipment with a 10-ton capacity and various other plant/machinery
connected with the movement of wide loads, in particular airframes.
Skysport has worked repeatedly for many UK National Museums and
establishments with aviation or industrial connections, plus a number
at locations worldwide. Although a small and traditional company,
Skysport has to be regarded as the leader in this field with a comprehensive
attention to detail commercially unsurpassed anywhere.