the previous identity of this Ryan! It is still wearing it on
both rudder and
wings! The above photograph was
taken in 1937 just after its arrival in Australia. Below is a
from the Geoff Goodall collection showing the Ryan
in a vertical position while completing a flick-roll
over a crowd of some 10,000
at an air display at Essendon on 9 October 1937. Flown by owner
Ken Frewin, he had just won the Aerial Derby in
it. Despite pressure from the CAB to have the US
registration removed, Frewin retained the NC
markings for several months after it became VH-UZQ!
In 1951 the Ryan was
Following a crash in 1970 it lay dormant for years.
It has, however, evidently
been restored to life
and is now flying again as VH-UVQ.