Chouinard Pietenpol on final


Many people in the Corvair world have met Mark Chouinard, he is a 6’5″ gentle giant,  ( I say this aware of the comments on his FB page from his old infantry friends who offer great testimonials to his skills with belt-fed weapons ) who has attended a number of Colleges including #32  where his engine ran in a freezing rain storm, there is a great photo of it here:  Last Call, Corvair College #40, Texas Sept. 31-Oct. 2..


Mark Shared the pictures below of his airplane as it is approaching completion. For a reminder of who Mark is, take a look at the photo in this link: Outlook 2016 – New Email address for Corvair Communications. It is Mark and myself at Oshkosh 5 years ago. If you look closely, you can see the dog sleeping in the trailer.





Many enjoyable days lay in the future of this plane. It is a reward that only traditional homebuilders will know. Your choice to be the master of both your airframe and your engine sets you apart from the major of homebuilders who approach building as a consumer experience. Their life, their choice, Your life, your choice.




About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at and in more than 50 magazine articles.

5 Responses to Chouinard Pietenpol on final

  1. toomanyps says:

    Good looking airplane Mark. Nice job.


  2. Getting close indeed! Since those photos I have nearly completed my engine cowling and a few other tasks. Really hoping to have the DAR out in October, but life will dictate as usual. Either way, I will press on. Definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. A rewarding experience this far… can’t wait to see her fly.

  3. Guy R Bowen says:

    Where’s the frickin’ like button?

    • Sorry Guy B. , we are restricted to the completely antiquated communication form of actually writing letters into words and forming sentences to express ideas. 🙂💙🙂💙🙂💙

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