A Family Affair
Bernard Pietenpol’s happiest moments came when he was flying one of his homebuilt airplanes—with a child or two in tow.
- By Diane Tedeschi
- AirSpaceMag.com, March 15, 2010
Courtesy Pietenpol Family
Just like any other homebuilder, Pietenpol continued to modify his airplanes in the hope of improving them. In 1964, he abandoned the traditional Ford Model A engine for the more powerful 60-hp engine of the Chevrolet Corvair. Pietenpol ended up with a little hot rod of an Air Camper, which he painted cream and red.