Brian Sowell’s Panther SN047 Maiden Flight is a Success! 1 comment

Sunday, Oct. 30th 2016, Brian Sowell flew his Panther N389TX for the first time – and fell instantly in love!  All of his hard work had paid off, and he was impressed by the initial flight qualities.  His Panther is the LS model powered by a Corvair 3.0L engine and a Sensenich propeller – all purchased through SPA.

Here is what he had to say on the Panther Forum:

“I made my first flight this morning. Flies like a race car. Take off and landing videos are on my facebook page (link in my signature). The most impressive thing about them is that the Corvair engine sounds freaking awesome! Turn up the stereo! I made a tail up wheel take off from our hard surface runway and a 3pt landing on our grass runway. Touchdown was at 39mph according to the garmin virb camera’s GPS.

I will have more details as I get more flight under my belt. Today was really just all cheers and grins. All I can say for sure at this point is that it is fast and slick and does exactly what you tell it to do. A real dream to fly!”

Here are a couple of videos he posted of his flight on his FaceBook page.

Brian Sowell's Panther SN047 ready for first flight.

Brian Sowell’s Panther SN047 ready for first flight.

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  • Dale Williams

    You’re making me want one of those really bad! Congrats on a fine looking Panther with a great sounding Corvair.

    I wonder if Dan said anything about you flying without your “underwear” …