Who We Are

The Ragwood Refactory is owned and operated by Tim Talen — he has been interested in airplanes ever since riding with his Dad in a J-3 Cub when he was three years old. After a tour of duty in Vietnam and fiinishing a Masters degree in History, Tim turned to aircraft restoration work full time. The Ragwood Refactory was founded in 1976 at a small airport shop in Chico, CA. Moving to Oregon in 1978, Tim purchased a hangar at the old Springfield Airport and moved it to Jasper Ridge where he has been busy collecting and restoring vintage aircraft ever since.