In 1929, Bernard H. Pietenpol of Cherry Grove, Minnesota took to the skies in his two-place Ford Model A powered airplane. His airplane was later dubbed the "Air Camper". Details of the design were first published in 1932 in a series of articles in the magazine, "Modern Machanix And Inventions". As testament to the design, people still find the airplane worth building today. Construction is largely of wood and fabric.
This beautiful Air Camper was recently completed by Lawrence Williams of Edgewood, Kentucky and, yes, that is indeed a Ford Model A engine. The red piece on the forward exhaust pipe is a heat muff fashioned out of a Marvel Mystery Oil can.