Builder Tim O’Laughlin and his wonderful wife Peggy have been busy on their Panther. Tim and Peggy have a hangar at Haller Airpark and Tim flies his RV4 on a regular basis. Tim is a retired Navy A6 and A7 pilot, and later an Airline Captain. He is going to use a rebuilt Lycoming O-320 […]
Builder and flyer Tony Spicer from Wilmington, NC has been flying his Panther for a few months now. Tony was one of our “Beta” builders – helping us develop the instructions and assembly procedures as well as any part modifications that needed to be done. Tony’s Panther is powered by a Jabiru 3300 and a Whirlwind […]
Here is a photo from builder Stephen Leverett, SN063, from Portland, OR. Stephen is originally from Michigan, a graduate from University of Michigan, and is an engineer/programmer for Intel. He is building his Panther in a garage that he rented from someone who wasn’t using the space. He started with the tail kit to make sure […]
Here are some photos from Panther builder SN059 Ryan Fiscus from Fort Worth, TX. Ryan is a first time builder and he has been enjoying his Panther building process! Here is what Ryan has to say about his build: “I don’t have too many photos of “me and the panther” but here are a few […]
On our second day of Christmas our true love gave to me – Two Turtle Doves and a Panther in a the Mountains for Me! Check out this amazing shot of Will Mensink’s Panther with the mountains in the background. Will’s Panther is one of my personal favorites – mostly because it reminds me of my first […]
During this wonderful season of joy, giving and happiness we asked 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 builder Jim Hurdle from Coeur D Alene, Idaho who shared some words and photos of his Panther […]
Paul Salter’s Panther LS powered by a FlyCorvair 3.0L Corvair flew this afternoon! In less than 3 years in production – SPA now has 10 Panther aircraft in the skies. This is a great moment for all who have put their hearts into the build, like builder Paul Salter. Thank you to all who have […]
Benjamin Krotje’s Panther SN007 took its first flight this week. Ben’s Panther N776RA is powered by the Jabiru 3300. They worked directly with Jabiru NA for the firewall forward configuration and, as you can see, it looks great. Ben’s lovely wife Katie, who is a CFI and also a Panther Plans owner, sent us a few […]
Larry Vetterman has Panther SN062 and he has his Panther ready for the FAA inspection. His Panther N27EG is powered by a modified light weight Lycoming O-320 and his empty weight is 803 lbs. Congratulations Larry! She is a gorgeous machine and we love the paint job! See the photos below.
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 FlyCorvair.com Corvair 3.0L engine and a Sensenich propeller – […]
SPA is showing off Panthers at Deland Showcase today through Saturday the 5th. Come see the Panther fly, or take a walk around some customer built aircraft. Try the Panther cockpit on for size and talk to Dan Weseman and Chris Smith. Bob Woolley has his customer built Panther onsite – he flew in this […]
Brian Sowell is the first Panther to receive a pink slip in Texas. His Panther LS is powered by a Corvair 3.0L engine. Congratulations to Brian! You hard work has paid off. We look forward to first flight reports. All the best! – Team SPA
Paul Salter received his pink slip yesterday for his Panther LS – powered by a Corvair 3.0L. Congratulations Paul! All of your hard work is paying off and the plane looks amazing!
The 5th Panther to take to the skies is Buddy Henson’s build SN017. He recently sold his tail dragger Panther to Janson Kinsley – a local Haller Airpark resident. You see – Buddy is a habitual builder, has been for decades, building homebuilts and mixing it up with restoring classic cars. So now he is […]
We have started our 1,300 mile trip from Florida to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – EAA Airventure. Please come see us at Booth N615 in the North Aircraft Display area. Stop by and see our new product offerings and customer built Panthers! Every year we have our Annual Gathering on Wednesday […]