About the Pietenpol "Sky Scout"
Designed by Bernard Pietenpol, this 1928 design originally called for the use of a Ford Model engine, but as the Model became more available, it was used instead. Intended for hard usage by sport flyers, it was soon superceded by a two seat version called “Aircamper”. Plans became available to the public, for both types of aircraft, when they were published in “Popular Aviation” magazines in 1930. Only three Sky Scouts are currently known to exist.
Flown regularly by museum staff.
Gift of Jerry and Peggy Thuotte.
|Engine||Ford Model "A" 45 hp|
|Cruise speed||68 mph|
|Landing speed||35 mph|