Engines


Ben Krotje’s Panther SN007 First Flight! Second Jabiru Powered Panther is a Success! 1 comment

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 […]


70 Panther builders! And a Video from this Weekend’s Corvair Finishing School 2 comments

SPA welcomes it’s 70th Panther builder, Mr. Skip Haneline from Nebraska City, Nebraska!  Welcome to the Panther Family, Skip!  We look forward to updates on your build progress. Builders have been successful building and flying their Panther aircraft. This is an exciting time for us and we are happy to share some builders progress photos […]


The First Customer Built Panther LS to Get His Pink Slip

The first customer built Panther LS to receive his pink slip from the FAA is Stephen Pedano!  Congratulations Stephen!  We know it has been a long road with us and we appreciate your patience, always positive attitude and your tenacity.  What a great job you have done, sir! Stephen is a local Haller Airpark resident and builder […]


Corvair College #35 and Builder Progress 1 comment

Corvair College #35 in Barnwell, SC was a great time last weekend!  The Corvair College is coordinated by William Wynne and his lovely wife Grace Ellen,  with FlyCorvair.com, Shelley Tomino, and P.F. Beck and his great crew at the Barnwell, SC airport. Our family drove up in the motorhome and pulled the Panther trailer behind […]


The Good and the Bad….it’s all Breakfast to Team SPA!

The last few weeks have been challenging, intense, and all around crazy.  We are an intense bunch, except for Travis – our amazing welder, who is the even keeled, reliable and steady workaholic of the bunch.  Don’t get me wrong – we all are workaholics, but Travis is Mr. Rock Steady.  Dan is always going from […]


Update on …. Everything! 1 comment

We thought potential builders might like to see what an update from Dan looks like.  Here is a recent email that went out to our builders on what we are doing, how things are going and what comes next.  Plus a few photos…. Fiberglass Last week the plugs for the canopy skirt (for the production […]