I had several calls today mentioning having difficulty accessing our main site, Flycorvair.com today. Having just spent a joyful afternoon on the phone with host and domain people, I am assured that it will be back in action in 12 hours.
Above, Bernard Pietenpol, first man ever to fly a Corvair, stands in front of his own Corvair powered Aircamper. His lifetime did not overlap the existence of the Internet, and I can say with some certainty, his life was not diminished by missing it. If he could come back for a few hours for a look at the world today, he might happily return to his own times. Tonight I go out to the shop to put in an hour on my own simple plane which will allow me to follow Mr Pietenpol to a simpler place that will always be right where he left it for us on the last day he went flying. -ww.