Parks P-2

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P-2
Role 2-seat sport biplane
National origin USA
Manufacturer Parks Air College
First flight ca 1929
Number built 1
Variants Ryan Speedster

The Parks P-2, powered by a 150 hp Axelson-Floco B engine was a biplane designed and built at the Parks Air College in the United States circa 1929. with a change in engine type resulting in the Parks P-2A which was ultimately marketed as the Ryan Speedster after rights were bought by the Ryan company.

The Parks P-2A, became the "hero" of books by author Richard Bach who also owned an example.[1][2] The college quickly got out of the manufacturing business, selling the P2A rights to Ryan as the Ryan Speedster, and later the Hammond 100.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "A life in the clouds". Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Tom LeCompte (1 July 2006). "At the Movies: Take Two". Air & Space Magazine. 
  3. ^ "Civil Aircraft Register". Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Air Trails: 26. Summer 1971. 

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