A new 3 seat version of our favourite aeroplane is currently being tested at a top-secret location in Berkshire. Results so far have shown that the extra seat offers excellent visibility.

"Although a little draughty" reported test passenger Miss Debbie James, "I found the seat very comfortable and a whole lot easier to get into than the usual passenger compartment".

Full plans for this version will be distributed to Pietenpol Club members as soon as they have been passed by Francis.

As usual, seat belt attachment points are proving to be a problem.

Don’t hold your breath!