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Ryan STA - New Kid on the Block

In mid-August part of the crew from Cowtown Aerocrafters made the trip from Texas to California to retrieve the newest addition to the hangar.  Lanny Parcell and Mark Todd airlined to California, rented a truck and picked up Ryan STA, serial number 162, NC17357 to bring to Texas.  NC17357 had been owned for many years by the late Don Carter and he based the Ryan in Sonoma.  A Texas based partnership will now return the Ryan to flight and base it at the Cowtown hangar in Justin, Texas.  Below are a few photos of the Ryan STA.

The partnership has hopes to return the Ryan to flight status next year.  Hats off to the new owners and their efforts to dust off and polish up another vintage airplane to return to the skies!

Links - Ryan ST Survivors Page