VH-BXN Ryan STM
This Ryan was seen at the
original Newcastle Airfield at Broadmeadow by Daryl Connell, circa
1960. It was the former NEI Navy S-21 and became A50-30 after
escaping to Australia from
Japanese in the early days of WW II. Originally civilianized in
July 1947 at VH-BBJ, it was
withdrawn from use in November of that year and then restored as -BXN
in September 1957.
again in 1965, it was restored as VH-RUM. In 1999 it went to the
USA as N8146
and where it is
classified as a Ryan ST-A Special.