Panther First Flight – Bob Foster SN034 from Erie, PA

Bob Foster sent us a note about his Lycoming O-235 powered Panther first flight.  Bob has SN034 and is from Erie, PA.  He is using a Sensenich propeller and his Panther is the LS Tail Dragger model. Here is what Bob wrote: “This afternoon all those kit parts took flight and successfully landed without incident. […]


Panther First Flight – Steve Chapman SN055 from Western Australia

We got a note from Steve Chapman from Western Australia this morning – His Panther Sport took her maiden flight.  Here is what he said: “Hi Rachel, There has been rumors for many years of sightings of a Panther in the forests in the south of Western Australia.  It had supposedly escaped from a travelling […]


Panther TriGear Video 2 comments

We are pleased to release this video about the Panther TriGear. Thanks to all who helped make this video happen. And a special thanks to Buddy Henson for building the first flying Panther TriGear and working with us to make this option available for builders. In this video Dan Weseman talks about the versatility of […]


Panther Builder #100 – Meet Jon Farley from Albuquerque, New Mexico 1 comment

That is right!  We now have 100 Panther builders!  What a wonderful compliment for Team SPA!! What is an even greater accomplishment is that we not only have 18 Panthers flying, but our builders are successfully building and flying their Panthers in record time.  Our builders have been working on their Panthers – not just […]


Official Debut of the Panther Tri-Gear

The weather is beautiful today at Sun ‘N Fun – stop by and see the Panther Tri-Gear!  This is the official debut of the first Panther Tri-Gear, built by Buddy Henson of Green Cove Springs, FL.  The beautiful cat flew down this morning and is showing off her gorgeous self in our booth NE 9/10.  […]


Sun ‘N Fun is Here

Sun ‘N Fun 2018 opening was rainy and not very sunny – but the weather is clear now and will be great for the rest of the week.  So, now that the rain is gone come out and see us at Booth NE 9/10.  We have Ben Krotje’s Jabiru 3300 powered Panther LS on display […]


Panther Price Increase Coming + Sun ‘N Fun Show Specials

We strive to improve our products, manufacturing processes and productivity, and have implemented processes and procedures that have allowed us to become more efficient and productive.  One thing we cannot control is inflation and increases in material costs.   Because of this we are implementing pricing increases to our Panther kits.  As a courtesy to all […]


Sun ‘N Fun 6th Annual Gathering – Reminder

REGISTRATION CLOSING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10th!  SIGN UP NOW! $15 Per person – CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER Join us for our 6th annual cookout at SNF!  Friday April 13th @ 6 PM. Enjoy BBQ and all the fixins – all you can eat!  Bring yourself and your friends for a fun filled evening for all.  We will have […]


Best Looking Single Seat Tri-Gear on the Market!

We have to admit – in our opinion this is the best looking Tri-Gear Single Seat airplane on the market.  And now that she is painted….she looks even better! Congratulations Buddy! Take a look at Buddy Henson’s Tri-Gear Panther.  Powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a Sensenich Ground Adjustable propeller.  This is Buddy Henson’s second […]


Keith Rhode’s Panther SN016 Get’s Pink Slip

Keith Rhode from Prior Lake, MN sent over a note about his Panther SN016 getting it’s pink slip on 3/17/2018.  Congratulations Keith!  We are very happy for you. Keith’s Panther is the LS model, powered by a Corvair 3.3L Stroker engine from SPA.  His prop is a Sensenich Ground Adjustable 63″.   Here are some […]


Sun N’ Fun 2018 – SPA 6th Annual Gathering

Join us for our 6th annual cookout at SNF!  Friday April 13th @ 6 PM. Enjoy burgers, dogs, sides and drinks – all you can eat!  Bring yourself and your friends for a fun filled evening for all.  We will have raffles for winning SPA apparel and more.  Held at our laid back campsite, just a […]


First Continental Powered Panther Flies – Built by Barney Barnes

Barney Barnes, Panther Builder SN064 of South Carolina, called last week and informed us he flew his first flight of his Panther! His Panther, N9429B, is powered by a Continental IO-240 turning a Sensenich Propeller. Dan talked with him on the phone after several more flights. Here is a recap of the conversation – “I […]


Santa Delivers Panther Kits

Builder Yuri Kachuro recently received his Panther kit in Steamboat Springs, CO.  He, and his whole family, were excited to have Santa show up with the Panther kit.  Here is a photo of the kit being delivered to his house up in the Rockies. The Panther is a steel tube fuselage cage, welded by our talented […]


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from SPA!

This time of year brings families together and joy to hearts.  We appreciate the time together, remember those who are no longer with us and honor those who are not able to spend time with their families because they are protecting our country.  Wishing you, your friends and family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays […]