Parks P-2

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Role 2-seat sport biplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Parks Air College
First flight ca 1929
Number built 16
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. A change in engine type to the Wright J-6 resulted in the Parks P-2A which was ultimately marketed as the Ryan Speedster after rights were bought by the Ryan company.[1]

The Parks P-2A became the "hero" of books by author Richard Bach who also owned an example.[2][3] The college quickly left the manufacturing business, selling the P-2A rights to Ryan as the Ryan Speedster, and later the Hammond 100.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Parks, Detroit-Parks". Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "A life in the clouds". Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Tom LeCompte (1 July 2006). "At the Movies: Take Two". Air & Space Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Civil Aircraft Register". Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Air Trails: 26. Summer 1971.  Missing or empty |title= (help)