So one thing I considered is building an Aeroplane. Not a kit, but from plans – right from scratch. I wanted something old school, open cockpit with bags of character, but stopping short of a biplane as I don’t want to have to build 2 sets of wings. The Peitenpol Air Camper is a proven design from the 1930s and looks just the part. It’s a 2 place machine so taking passengers will be possible, but realistically it’s a lot to take on – and I’m not that fussed about working with wood.
I have the space (just about), but then there’s transport, storage and learning to fly added into the mix. No-one else at home is that bothered about flying so I think, for now at least, that I won’t be building one of these.
Shame – it’s be a lot of fun!