, 2022-12-28 08:00:00,
An immaculately restored Ryan PT-22 Recruit has just joined the Tillamook Air Museum following a move from its former home at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Washington. Ryan Aeronautical constructed this aircraft at their factory in San Diego, California, completing its manufacture on May 29th, 1941. The aircraft joined the U.S. Army Air Forces as serial number 41-1936 on July 12th, 1941. It served in the primary training role at various locations in the United States during WWII. While it’s immediate post-war history is presently unknown, the aircraft did join the U.S. civil register as N48778 on Jun 18th, 1956, a registration it has retained ever since. The aircraft’s airworthiness certificate was cancelled in mid-July, 2013, just a few months after it went on display at the Pearson Air Museum, which is situated at Pearson Field, one of the oldest continuously operated airports in the United States.
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