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 and son Don built an airplane hangar in Cherry Grove, Minnesota, in the 1940s. In 1986, the hangar was moved to Wisconsin, where it is on display at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s facility in Oshkosh (above). Pietenpol and Don also constructed a second hangar, which is now part of the Fillmore County Museum in Minnesota.