Panther


Panther Builder #100 – Meet Jon Farley from Albuquerque, New Mexico 1 comment

That is right!  We now have 100 Panther builders!  What a wonderful compliment for Team SPA!! What is an even greater accomplishment is that we not only have 18 Panthers flying, but our builders are successfully building and flying their Panthers in record time.  Our builders have been working on their Panthers – not just […]


Sun ‘N Fun 2018 is a Wrap – Show Specials Available Through April 23rd 1 comment

Sun ‘N Fun 2018 was great this year. We had a wonderful show meeting new builders and talking with our current builders as well. We had Buddy Henson had his Lycoming O-320 Panther Tri-Gear, Ben Krotje had his Jabiru powered Panther LS, Paul Salter had his Corvair 3.0L Panther LS and Jimmy Miller had his […]


Panther Price Increase Coming + Sun ‘N Fun Show Specials

We strive to improve our products, manufacturing processes and productivity, and have implemented processes and procedures that have allowed us to become more efficient and productive.  One thing we cannot control is inflation and increases in material costs.   Because of this we are implementing pricing increases to our Panther kits.  As a courtesy to all […]


Best Looking Single Seat Tri-Gear on the Market!

We have to admit – in our opinion this is the best looking Tri-Gear Single Seat airplane on the market.  And now that she is painted….she looks even better! Congratulations Buddy! Take a look at Buddy Henson’s Tri-Gear Panther.  Powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a Sensenich Ground Adjustable propeller.  This is Buddy Henson’s second […]


Keith Rhode’s Panther SN016 Get’s Pink Slip

Keith Rhode from Prior Lake, MN sent over a note about his Panther SN016 getting it’s pink slip on 3/17/2018.  Congratulations Keith!  We are very happy for you. Keith’s Panther is the LS model, powered by a Corvair 3.3L Stroker engine from SPA.  His prop is a Sensenich Ground Adjustable 63″.   Here are some […]


First Continental Powered Panther Flies – Built by Barney Barnes

Barney Barnes, Panther Builder SN064 of South Carolina, called last week and informed us he flew his first flight of his Panther! His Panther, N9429B, is powered by a Continental IO-240 turning a Sensenich Propeller. Dan talked with him on the phone after several more flights. Here is a recap of the conversation – “I […]


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 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. […]