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 […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 12

On the 12 day of Christmas our builders shared with us…..building is a family affair. Builder Andy Shorter from New Bern, NC SN033 has been making progress on his Corvair 3.0L powered Panther LS TD. Here is a note from Andy: Panther building as a family affair — Somewhere beyond the two hour cumulative run-time […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 11

On the eleventh day of Christmas our builders shared with us…. Here is a quick note from builder Myron Callaham from Bowling Green, KY.  He is Panther SN098 and just received his tail kit. Wishing everyone in the SPA family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. – Myron Callaham, Panther SN098 Eric Ditter from […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 10 1 comment

On the tenth day of Christmas our builders shared with us….pink slips! Many of our builders have received the coveted pink slip this year.  The pink slip is the official “I did it!” award from the FAA.  This is one of the most enjoyable milestones in an experimental build.  The official stamp that says you […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas our builders bestowed upon us….Engine Options.. Greg “Pix” Pixley from Niceville, FL is progressing along well with his Panther LS.  Pix is powering his Panther with a Franklin O-235.  He sent the note below in: This has been a great year making progress toward first flight on the Franklin […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas our builders shared with us….Engine Options David Christensen from Brigham City, UT, Panther Tri-Gear SN086, UL Power sent us this note: Thanks SPA for the great kit and service. The rear fuselage went together very fast.  Moved on to the forward fuselage. Just got it attached to the tail cone. […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas our builder John Steere shared with us… John Steere from Martinsville, IN, Panther SN039 N39DZ, sent us the update below about his Panther building journey. In 2012 I brought a new Ultralight of my own design to Oshkosh, leaving with a Silver Lindy trophy.  I immediately started thinking about […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas our builders shared with us… Bruce Gray from Dayton, NV has been working on his Panther tail kit.  He sent the note below. I have found the Panther kit very straight forward as a lot of you may already know. If you have built an aluminum aircraft you will […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 5

On the 5th day of Christmas our builders shared with us…a Radio Flyer. The trio of builders from Titusville, FL have really shown us Christmas spirit all year long.  They have been an enthusiastic bunch, showing their home-building spirit along the  build process.  They have a true love for the experience of workmanship, working together […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 4

On the 4th day of Christmas our builders shared with us… Builder Scott Flugum from Fort Collins, CO, Panther SN065 has been making great progress on his Panther. Here is a note from Scott: “My Panther is going to be an O-320 powered Tri-Gear LS with a Dynon panel.  I started a year and a […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 3

On the 3rd day of Christmas our builder sent to us…. Brent Mayo, Panther SN053, flew his Panther earlier this year.  He now has many hours on his Corvair 3.0L powered Panther, and is based in Fernandina, FL. You can read more about Brent’s build:  Brent Mayo’s Panther DIY Paint Job, Panther SN053 Takes to the […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 2

The second day of Christmas brings us Mr. Dan Heath and his Panther LS, powered by a UL Power UL350 engine.  Here is what Dan had to say: “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  This photo is of a fitting for the new cowl to be used with the UL Power 350.  I am very […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 1

During this wonderful season of joy, giving and happiness we are carrying on our tradition in asking our Panther builders to share some photos and a few words about what they love about building. To start off the count down to Christmas we have two habitual Panther builders – Bob Woolley and Buddy Henson. Here […]


In the Final Stretch

We got a note from Bob Foster in Erie, PA saying he has his final inspection scheduled for the end of this month.  Bob has built a Panther LS powered by a Lycoming O-235. Here are some photos of his Panther that he sent over.  Great job, Bob!!