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The Tiger Boys' Aeroplane Works & Flying Museum is a “hobby out of control” overseen by partners Tom Dietrich and Bob Revell. For the past thirty-five years, The Tiger Boys have tracked down the remains of rare old airplanes in barns, fields, forests, and from the bottom of northern lakes, then rebuilt these wrecks to better-than-new condition. While many antique aeroplanes are on display in museums, few will ever take to the skies again. But The Tiger Boys' prime mandate is to "Keep Them Flying" - so all of their aircraft are restored to full airworthy status.

As of late 2006, The Tiger Boys have eight antique aircraft in flying condition:

Aircraft being readied for flight in 2006 include:

Other aircraft undergoing restoration are:

The Tiger Boys currently have an additional 18 projects, including such rarities as:

Other projects that will be on static display only:

Annual Air Days

The Tiger Boys hold their annual open house on the third full weekend in September.

Each year, 60 to 100 antique airplanes fly in, and while the gathering is a social event for some, the main attraction is the opportunity to take a flight in one of The Tiger Boys' rare antique flying machines.

The group's volunteer pilots "hop rides" from dawn till dusk, and have carried several thousand pasengers over the years.

 
If you are interested in working on these restorations,
please contact Tom Dietrich or Bob Revell
to learn how you can become a Tiger Boys volunteer.
 

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304 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON
N1G 4W4
Canada
Tel: (519) 836-6551     E-mail: tom_bob_tigerboys@hotmail.com
 
Last updated on March 10, 2006
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