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October 05, 2023

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport to Celebrate 81st Anniversary

Festivities to Include Rare CAF P-22 Recruit Trainer

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (ARG) will celebrate its 81st anniversary on 14 October 2023. The milestone event, to which all pilots, aircraft owners, aviation enthusiasts, and history buffs are cordially invited, will feature an appearance by the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) Ryan PT-22 aircraft. Assigned to the CAF’s Razorback Wing, the aircraft is a rare extant specimen of the PT-22 Recruit—as it was appositely dubbed by USAAC brass—the military iteration of the Ryan ST and the primary trainer aircraft utilized by the Army Air Corps throughout the 1930s and ‘40s.

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