Our chapter has been building a Pietenpol Air Camper for more than a decade. But the time spent has created friendships that will last a lifetime. This camaraderie is not only shared by the people that are using their hands to build but by the men and women that help make this happen rain or shine.
100% scratch built aircraft are difficult to build and take more time to achieve than any kit-built aircraft. This is mainly due to the fact that each hand has their own way of doing things even when they are on the same person. But when friendship trumps conflict and companionship trumps hardship great things happen, we get to leave the surly bonds of this earth for a time and see things in a different perspective.
We all have worked hard on our Chapters mascot, and will continue to do so, because this is as grassroots as it gets. Thanks to all that have helped, past, present, and future!