Welcome to Southern Aero, LLC



Southern Aero, LLC is located in Thomasville, North Carolina. Our specialty is the repair and restoration of Antique, Vintage, and Classic aircraft. Our mission is to provide the private pilot reliable repair work, at a reasonable price. A vast and diverse knowledge of Antique, Vintage, and Classic Aircraft is our most important asset.



Our staff consists of Robert Still, a Certified A & P mechanic and Dale Still, who is a licensed pilot. Between the two of them they bring over thirty years of experience to the aircraft restoration business.

Both Robert & Dale have experience maintaining rare and unique aircraft. They pride themselves in their work and are dedicated to preserving aviation for future generations. Rare and one of a kind aircraft projects are welcome. Our 8,500 square foot facility is ready for your aviation needs.

Franklin Engines

Our core business is the repair and overhaul of Franklin Engines. Southern Aero, LLC has purchased the engine repair assets of C. G. Lucas Enterprises of Oklahoma. Robert and Dale have known and worked with Greg Lucas for many years and have mastered the fine art of Franklin Engine repair. They continue to provide the same quality and reliability of service you deserve and expect for your Franklin Engines.

Airframe Repairs

Southern Aero provides comprehensive restoration services for all types of Vintage and Antique Aircraft. From basket case to museum quality we can handle it all. Whether the object of your affection is wood, tube and frabic or metal no problem. Southern Aero has a full wood shop, a variety of welding techniques and full metal shaping facilities. Impossible to find parts can be fabricated in our machine shop. All fabric finishing processes are supported.