This machine was
imported by Rex
New Zealand as ZK-REX.
It was a
owned 1958 model having been registered N5454A in the
tour of Australia it
VH-REX. Then back to N.Z. as ZK-REX
again. Returning to
Australia it became
VH-REI. Then to
VH-RSY when acquired by the Royal Aero Club of NSW as seen above in
by Greg Banfield, taken at Bankstown on 21 November 1962.
Bob Neate's photo
(below) was taken a
month earlier October 1962 at an air show at Orange, NSW. When
club it became VH-CYO, all this re-registration activity occurring
within a year or so. After
months a -CYO it became
VH-TTM. I have no idea
what happened to it after that
long it remained
on the register as VH-TTM (which is now a Piper
VH-RSY is the Ryan STM resurrected from the
remains of VH-AHE.