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.

(Courtesy Pietenpol Family)


(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.

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