ZK-BEM  Ryan STM-S2                       (c/n  489)


                                         This photograph was taken by Jim Dyson, probably in the early 1960s.  It is presented here courtesy
                                         of the David Molesworth collection.   ZK-BEM was the former VH-AGS and was exported to New
                                         Zealand in 1955.  I saw it at an air show in Hastings that same year, although Jim's shot is better (mine
                                         has the cockpits covered).  It was withdrawn from use in 1967, languished in a hangar somewhere for
                                         thirty years and then was restored to flying condition.   It now flies around wearing only its NEI Navy
                                         serial number of S-53.     For an abundance of photos of it as it now appears, go to: