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
In 1929, Pietenpol constructed the first Air Camper, aircraft #626, a high-wing monoplane painted blue and powered by a Ford Model A engine. Pietenpol considered #626 his first successful airplane design.