Has anyone here seen or flown one of these?
I'm looking for a low wing trainer as my first step up from a high wing
Seagull Boomerang 40. While the Boomerang is a good plane and can be thrown
around a fair bit it is time to move on to a low wing. My eventual goal is
some ARF warbirds (Sportsman Aviation P-40E) but I realise I need some low
wing/tail dragger experience before going that way.
The Ryan STA looks nice (on the web) and has both low wing/tail dragger but
is it too advanced for a first low wing? I really like it, as it's a break
from the typical non-descript low wing trainers, has the features I need,
fits into the warbird category, and will suit my humble little 40LA.
Serious comments welcome.
PS. As for my experience: 250 estimated flights on my trainer, a few poor
landings, one loss of depth perception (nailed a tree), a couple of holes in
the covering, and lots of loops/rolls/cubans it's still in very good
- posted 16 years ago