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!!
Panther builder Mark Dean, from New Zealand, has been flying his Panther LS since July 2017. (Yes, it apparently takes a few months for news from the “down under” to reach us all the way over here;-). Congratulations Mark! We are happy for you! Here is a note from Mark: “My Panther first flew mid […]
Here is the EAA Smilin’ Jack Chapter 866 President Les Boatright’s Panther LS SN083 N866BR First Flight in depth report. This write up is part of their EAA Chapter Monthly Newsletter. This Panther LS is powered by a Lycoming O-235 and a Sensenich propeller. The builders are Bob Rychel, Ed Brennan and Les Boatright from […]
The Lightning Panther Build Team from Titusville, FL had a successful maiden flight over the weekend. Congrats to Bob Rychel, Ed Brennan and Les Boatright! This team of guys have been excited about this project from the very beginning. They really did a great job, not just on the airplane, but on being a great […]
Got a note from our builders in Titusville, FL about their Panther build. Here is what they said: “Greetings Dan & Rachel, Panther S/N 083 is now officially known as N866BR and has an official FAA Airworthiness Certificate!!! I make that out to be 228 days from Kit delivery/pick-up at SPA to achieving FAA Airworthiness […]
Larry Vetterman’s Panther LS – Powered by a Lycoming O-320, and his Rocket – hanging out together on the ramp.
Jimmy Miller’s Panther Sport is the 14th Panther to take it’s first flights. Congrats, Jimmy! What a great looking airplane. Jimmy lives in Wilmington, NC and his Panther is powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a 3 blade Catto propeller. Here is a note and photo from Jimmy: “Hello all, as I set on my […]
John Steere of Martinsville, IN is the lucky number 13th Panther to take to the skies! Congrats John! John’s Panther LS is powered by a Corvair 3.0L and a Sensenich Ground Adjustable propeller. John sent this note and photo over: “On August 1, 2017, at 9:39 AM, after praying for wisdom and skill, Panther SN […]
Jimmy Miller sent this note over a bit ago with some great pictures of his Panther all ready for inspection. He is finishing up his Panther Sport with a Lycoming O-320 and a 3 blade Catto Propeller. “Hi Rachel – I saw the pic on Facebook this morning and thought you might want a better […]
We now have 14 Panthers that have been completed, since we started offering the kits to customers 4 years ago. We are happy to say that we have a very active builders group – meaning we know these guys are actively working on their Panthers on a regular basis. We wholeheartedly believe this is because the […]
Buddy Henson is the first Panther Tri-Gear builder, and the maiden flight was a success over the weekend! Buddy has built two Panthers so far, his first being the tail dragger model N142BN SN017. We are very happy for Buddy, and applaud his determination and perseverance for building two beautiful Panthers in 2.5 years. Way […]
Buddy Henson, of Green Cove Springs, FL has just gotten his pink slip for the FIRST EVER PANTHER TRI-GEAR. Congratulations Buddy! Buddy has SN075 and started building his Panther TG approximately 10 months ago. This is, however, his 2nd Panther build. His first Panther was the 5th Panther LS TD version to fly, SN017. You […]
Brent Mayo, of Fernandina Beach, FL, has completed his Panther LS paint job – and it looks great! He sent over the photos below yesterday. Brent ordered the decals you see from us. The checkerboard rudder is a 3M vinyl decal in one piece, perfectly matched to line up with your rudder. The decals you […]
Larry Vetterman sent in a note about his Panther LS first flight. Here is what Larry had to say: “N27EG flew at 7:30 this am. Finally clear skies and no 20 mph crosswind. No wheel pants and rear fairing yet……..No wing heavy situation, both fuel tanks feed, no leaks etc. I have 3000 hrs + […]
Brent Mayo, Panther SN053, posted this on the PantherCave forum. “I just got back from flying this morning down here in sunny Florida. Today is my 55th birthday I purchased Panther kit SN 053 on my 53rd birthday, two years ago today, and I now have 75 flight hours. I have been very pleased with […]