1936 Pietenpol Air Camper
Bernard H. Pietenpol is considered the grandfather of homebuilt aircraft. His pioneering 1928 design was available as a plans-built project, or for a short time in the 1930s, as a kit. This aircraft was built as a kit, but never sold, so Mr. Pietenpol built it up himself and sold it in 1936 from his shop in Cherry Grove, Minnesota. In 1965, it was acquired by Gary Baglien, and flown for many years. Fully restored in 2009, it was donated to the Kelch Aviation Museum by Mr. Baglien, and is considered one of the most original "Bernard built" Air Campers in existence.