1942 Ryan Aeronautical PT-22 RECRUIT – N56017

I had the pleasure of meeeting the aircraft owner, Danny Don of Chandler ,AZ . Danny brings this aircraft to events in the southwest. One event you can find him at  the Coolage airport fly in held  on the first Saturday of each month (except during the summer months). Hey it's AZ. Primary trainers represented the first of three stages of military flight training -- primary, basic and advanced. Prior to 1939, the Air Corps relied entirely on biplanes as primary trainers, but in 1940 it ordered a small number of Ryan civilian trainers and designated them as PT-16s. They were so successful that the Air Corps then ordered large numbers of improved versions, among them the PT-22. By the time production was completed in 1942, the Air Corps accepted 1,023 PT-22s. In 1942 the U.S. Army Air Forces took 25 additional trainers, originally ordered for the Netherlands. Manufacturer: Ryan Aeronautical Model: ST3KR Search all Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR Year built: 1942 Construction Number (C/N): 1722 Number of Seats: 2 Number of Engines: 1 Engine Manufacturer and Model: Kinner R5 SERIES Owner Registration Type: Co-Owned Address: Chandler, AZ 85224 United States Region: Western-Pacific Status Certification Class: Standard Certification Issued: 1988-07-25 Air Worthiness Test: 1956-12-03 Last Action Taken: 2006-06-20 Current Status: Valid
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