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The Ryan Aeronautical Company was founded by T. Claude Ryan in San Diego, California in 1934. T.C. Ryan, previously best known for building Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic Spirit of St. Louis, actually had no part in building the famous aircraft other than founding Ryan Airlines in 1925. Ryan had been owner or partner in several previous companies, one of which also bore the name Ryan Aeronautical. The new 1934 company's first aircraft was the Ryan ST or "Sport Trainer". 5 were built before production switched to the Ryan STA (Aerobatic) in 1935. A further improved Ryan STA Special was built in 1936. In 1937 and 1938 a second civilian aircraft model was introduced, the Ryan SCW-145 for Sport Coupe, Warner 145 horsepower (108 kW) engine. 13 were built. Subsequently, for the USAAC, came the PT-16 (15 built), PT-20 (30 built), PT-21 (100 USAAF, 100 USN) and finally as the definitive PT-22 Recruit (1,298 built) ordered in 1941 as pilot training began its rapid expansion. Postwar, Ryan bought the rights to the Navion light aircraft from North American Aviation in 1947, selling it to both military and civilian customers. In the 1950s, Ryan was a pioneer in jet vertical flight with the X-13 Vertijet, a tail sitting jet with a delta wing which did not reach production. In 1968 the company was acquired by Teledyne and a year later became a wholly owned subsidiary of that company as Teledyne Ryan. Claude Ryan retired as chairman with the Teledyne purchase. Northrop Grumman purchased Teledyne Ryan in 1999, with the products continuing to form the core of that firm's unmanned aerial vehicle efforts.
Historic Trainer Formation The Shuttleworth Collection Avro Tutor and Hawker Tomtit in formation with Peter Holloway's Ryan PT2...
1979 built replica Ryan NYP-3 Spirit of St Louis NX211SD Ryan NYP-3 Spirit of St Louis, 1979, S/N AM-1. Photo @ Gillespie Fld. CA. Aug. 15-03. PS: T...
Ryan PT-22 Recruit N560167 Construction number 1722, this Recruit, photographed at the Reno Air Races on 10 September 2006, was...
US Army Ryan L-17B Navion, # 48-1046 Another US Army aircraft at the Fort Rucker, Alabama Museum.
Ryan XV-5B In need of some Tender Love and Care, this Ryan XV-5B sits outside at the Fort Rucker Museum in Alab...
Ryan N-X-211 Spirit of St Louis replica at Oshkosh Photographed at the EAA Air Venture convention, Oshkosh, Wisconsin on 1 August 2003. This aircraft ...
Oldies at Point Cook AFB D.H Chipmunk and Ryan STA spotted at Point Cook AFB on 09 APR 2006.
Ryan STA in Paris Air Show 2011. This former USAAF trainer was in exhibit.
C-CAHR Queen of the Yukon Replica of the Queen of the Yukon, a Ryan B-1 monoplane. This replica you can find in the Yukon Tran...
Ryan PT-22 Recruit Detail photo of Ryan PT-22 Recruit. Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden airfield, Bedforshire, UK. ...
Ryan in flight Ryan PT-22 Recruit about to take off. Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden airfield, Bedforshire, UK...
And were off! Ryan PT-22 Recruit taking off. Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden airfield, Bedforshire, UK. Ph...

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