Here is a link to a 5 minute You-tube video of Gary Boothe flying his Corvair powered Pietenpol around the pattern in his home state of California:
Above, Gary stands with the plane in a rear quarter view. It is a beautiful period piece of aviation, but it utilizes a fully up to date Corvair engine with electric start and a 5th bearing.
Above, One of my favorite photos of the Corvair movement, Gary Boothe on the left and Patrick Hoyt on the right point to their hometowns on a map at Brodhead in 2009. These two builders are featured in this story and the one before. They are both out flying and having a great time in planes they built, powered by engines they built. I know them both, they are different individuals, but they share the fundamental perspective that homebuilding should be distilled to “Learn, build and Fly.”
5 Replies to “Gary Boothe’s Pietenpol, flying video”
Greetings William. Thanks for all the ongoing information and inspiration. I am especially pleased to see the recent mag covers and articles. REALLY exciting.
I could not get the video link below to work. FYI.
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Thanks for the note, I changed the link slightly and just checked it. -ww.
In my case, “Learn. Build. Fly” could be “Learn. Build. Fly. Learn some more”! A little over 70 landings now, and I’m just getting used to it…
That sure is a beautiful Pietenpol, Gary. Very well done.
Back atchya, Pat! Thanks!