Pietenpol Aircamper in winter storage 14012013
Pietenpol Aircamper c/n A7-1968 N1858 of the Early Birds foundation in winter storage in the overloaded hangar of the foundation at Lelystad airport in The Netherlands (EHLE) on 14 January 2013. The Aircamper is a two-seat homebuilt aircraft, designed in the U.S. by Bernard Pietenpol in the late 20s of the last century. He flew the first example himself in 1928. The Aircamper was designed as an affordable airplane, with a Ford A engine and the wheels of early Harley Davidsons. Pilot and passenger have to be pretty athletic and flexible to get into their cockpits. The Early Birds Pietenpol was built in 1958. According to the FAA register the latest airworthiness certificate was granted on 15 December 1984.
The website of the Dutch Early Birds Foundation at EHLE
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