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
Pietenpol built what would be the precursor to his Air Camper design in 1927, an airplane he called “the Ace” (it was powered by a 16 Value Ace engine). Two years later, though, Pietenpol gave the Ace a new powerplant, a Ford Model A engine (this configuration is seen in the photograph).