Ryan PT-22 Recruit

The Ryan PT-22 Recruit was the first monoplane primary trainer aircraft used by the United States Army Airforces. The PT-22 had a notoriously high landing speed for a primary trainer, specified to give pilots a realistic experience when compared to fighter aircraft. The PT-22 used a Kinner engine with a particularly idiosyncratic exhaust configuration which gives the aircraft its very particular sound and sonic signature.

Recordings

Ryan PT22 Recruit, June 2007

Ryan PT22 Recruit, recorded June 2007

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Ryan PT22 Recruit, August 2009

Ryan PT-22 Recruit recorded August 2009 at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome.

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