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Tony Spicer’s Jabiru Powered Panther Takes to the Skies 9 comments

Tony Spicer took his maiden flight in his Jabiru powered Panther LS today – and all went very well!  Congratulations Tony!  We appreciate you and all of your hard work, determination and patience that went into your build.  Thank you for taking the time to make us all feel like part of your journey with […]


Panther #6 is Born – Tony Spicer gets his Pink Slip 1 comment

Tony Spicer has received his air worthiness certificate for his Panther LS, powered by the Jabiru 3300.  We expect some flight info in the next couple of weeks.  Congrats Tony!  You have built a truly beautiful airplane and your build documentation has given an immeasurable boost to the Panther builder community.  From SPA and the […]


Sun ‘N Fun 2016 – First Panthers EVER To Fly to an Airshow! 1 comment

We are gearing up for Sun ‘N Fun 2016 and are so excited to say we will have the first customer built Panthers to join us there!  Bob Woolley and Stephen Pedano of North FL will be flying in AND their planes will be in our booth on Thursday and Friday (weather permitting) of the […]


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 Very First Customer Built Panther Sport Takes Flight!! 6 comments

SPA is pleased (ecstatic really!) to announce that today, 8/5/2015 at 9AM EST, the first customer built Panther Sport, N109L Built by Robert (Bob) Woolley, took it’s maiden flight. N109L is a Sport version of the Panther with the short wing and a Lycoming 0-320 engine. It was inspected and received its air-worthiness certificate Monday […]


Builder Tony Spicer Installs His Panther Wings 1 comment

Panther Builder Tony Spicer has been a leader throughout building his Panther by sharing his experience through photo documentation on the web.  His latest update walks us through mounting the wings.  See more information HERE.  Congrats Tony!  Keep up the excellent work!  From all of us at SPA and from all the Panther builders:  Thank […]


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 […]


Close to Wrapping Up the First 50+ Panthers!

Production is in full swing at SPA!  We are keeping the momentum going and we have a very aggressive shipping schedule that delivers (currently) all 53 builders kits by mid March (minus a few minor small back ordered parts….of course)! We recently were at the Sebring Sport Expo and had a wonderful time meeting new […]