ReFinish is the leading provider of certified renovation services for gliders and other composite built aircraft in the field of maintenance, repair and refinish.

Glider Repair

Major and minor repairs can be carried out and will be quoted for individually.

Glider Refinish

Focus on the details is important so we will perform the ReFinish with due care.

Logistics - Pickup & Delivery

We can arrange door to door transport to any place in Europe.

About us

We have been working together in gliding industry for over 30 years. Based on our engineering and business experience in gliding as well as proved results in competition gliding we have decided to start the business delivering high quality ReFinish services.

Meet the team

Mobirise

Greg Micorek

Greg has been involved in gliding before he was born! His father was head of the ReFinishing dept. in SZD Bielsko until he retired. Greg is himself a keen glider pilot and qualified business manager with Oxford MBA diploma. Responsible for communication with European clients, and quality check.

Mobirise

Paul Crabb

Paul has been involved in gliding for some time now. He lives in the UK, and is based a couple of miles from Hus-Bos where he flies. He won European Championship in 1998, and is known in UK gliding circles. Responsible for communication in UK, and customer order process control.

Mobirise

Jerzy Biskup

Jurek has been involved in glider manufacturing and repairs for a long time. He is certified EASA, BGA and Polish inspector with a deep technical knowledge. Responsible for all technical aspects of the ReFinish and repair process.

Why ReFinish?

ReFinish has been set up to organise and assist clients in getting high quality ReFinishing and repairs of sailplanes done in Bielsko-Biala Poland.

  • Over 1000 satisfied customers.
  • PART 145 certification
  • Specialising in the Repair of gliders
  • Specialising in the ReFinishing of gliders
  • Fully EASA approved workshop
  • Skilled professionals with years of experience
  • Fast, efficient, no hassle friendly service
  • Hassle free glider transport anywhere in Europe
  • Door to door transportation arranged
  • Customs support for non-EU customers
  • No prepayment required
Mobirise

Glider Refinish

Focus on the details is important so we will perform the ReFinish with due care. Average full ReFinish delivery time is 4 - 8 weeks depending on the glider type. Additional repairs may delay the pickup time depending on the scope of the repair. Our experience gained over many years that means that we are very good at meeting our delivery times

ReFinish work to be carried out on your glider

Registration and Markings

  • Application of original design
  • Apply new colour set up you like
  • Choose extra cockpit arrow templates
  • Decide if you want to protect painting with UV transparent block

Personal design

  • Provide documentation based on which you like us to proceed
  • Define fonts that you like
  • Advice any details that are important to you 



Mylar sealing of control surfaces

  • You can have them set “as original”
  • You can deliver your own application scheme
  • We will apply Mylar according to latest manufacturer recommendations (most common)

Certification & quality

ReFinish and Repair work complies to the very strict requirements of the EASA.

The quality of our work

ReFinish and Repair work complies to the very strict requirements of the EASA. We are going through major audit every year. Also before each glider is delivered to a customer it is independently inspected to ensure it meets our high standards. Work we offer is fully insured and our quality is confirmed with:

  • EASA PART145 PL.145.009 certificate
  • British BGA I/A/1289 certificate
  • Polish repair workshop certificate (CAIB - No 006/01)

Note: In case of repainting process provided by other parties please check if documentation provided by workshop doing the job is not signed by an outside operation not officially controlling the workshop itself. EASA audit and certification always apply to the specific workshop with given certification number not signing operation. If such a situation occurs it may mean that your work has been done in non-controlled environment.

Mobirise

We believe that our strict attention to detail maintains high quality of Refinished surface and our service.

Logistics - pick up & delivery

We can arrange door to door transport to any place in Europe. Our Polish driver is an experienced and licensed person that has done EU trips many times. Should you require this service let us know and we will arrange it.

Glider Chain

Generally customers are expected to pick up their gliders whilst at the same time delivering other customers. This “Chain” of gliders saves time and money for all concerned but it does rely on everyone agreeing to be part of the system. Sometimes we have to relay the return or delivery of a glider by a week or so in order to keep the “Chain” going. 

Mid delivery and EU meeting point

We can also do the door to door glider delivery, trailer Exchange at any point of Polish border like Goerlitz or Gdansk - in case of Scandinavian or Bremenhaven in case of overseas location of the client.

EU Ferries

We have used most of the ferry companies from time to time. The great thing is they are fully flexible and can be changed (for free) to later or earlier bookings providing you give them a couple of hours’ notice.

Meet and Greet

When delivering and picking up your glider we can arrange all your accommodation and will provide a guide/interpreter whilst at the workshop. He will also help with your hotel should you need it.

Our location

The work is carried out in workshop at Zar airfield near Bielsko - Biala (where the SZD factory was) in the South of Poland. Zar is national polish mountain flying centre and it operates all year round and is happy to welcome visiting pilots should you wish to extend your visit.

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Gallery

A few shots from our workshop in Międzybrodzie Żywieckie.

Contact

ReFinish worldwide contact information.

Poland&Norway

Greg Micorek

phone: +48 601 95 49 10
Skype: greg.micorek

UK

Paul Crabb

phone: +44 185 857 56 65
Skype: paulcrabb

Denmark

Jacob Jensen

phone: +45 27 85 62 09
Skype: jacobjohanjensen

BeNeLux & Germany

Sikko Vermeer

tel.: +31 164 78 13 13,
Skype: sikkovermeer

Japan

Seiji Fujimoto

tel. +81 29 62 08 805
Skype: winpal_fujimoto

France

Bruno Ramseyer


Skype: ramseyerbruno

Sweden

Goran Karlsson

phone: +45 27 85 62 09
Skype: nordicaviation4all

Company:

Grzegorz Micorek GMS
ul.Zamknieta 8/1 43-309
Bielsko-Biała Poland
VAT no. PL5471580324

Workshop:

ReFinish
ul. Lotnicza 7 34-312
Międzybrodzie Żywieckie
Poland

EUR Account:

MBANK
PL61 1140 2017 0000 4212 0017 3245
SWIFT: BREXPLPWMUL

Address

ul. Lotnicza 7
Międzybrodzie Żywieckie
34-312, POLAND

+48 601 954 910
greg(at)refinish.pl