Pietempol Sky Scout

I photographed this Pietempol Sky Scout at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Oregon. The Sky Scout was a lower cost follow-on to the Pietenpol’s first homebuilt design, the Pietenpol Air Camper. Using a lower cost Ford Model T engine, rather than the more current Ford Model A engine of the time. The aircraft was redesigned for the heavier, lower power engine by reducing it to a single person aircraft. The new pilot location required a section called a “flop” to be installed, essentially a section of the wing that was hinged up to allow the pilot to stand up when getting into and out of the aircraft.

Pietenpol Sky Scout #007

WAAAM, Hood River 2021

WAAAM, Hood River 2023