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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
See Tony Spicer’s Jabiru powered Panther LS fire up on the first blade. Congratulations Tony! She is looking great! Here is a photo of Tony’s Panther with the cowling on. What a slick looking cowl!
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 […]
I am always so impressed by the power of a good paint job. Whether it be an airplane, car, house or boat a good paint job can completely transform something from good to amazing, breathtaking and eye-catching! So, when Panther Sport builder Bob Woolley told me his airplane was back from the paint shop I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
These last few weeks have been composed of QA, catching up and organization. We have brought on a new employee to help with shop organization and shipping. He is a pilot and a college student, going for his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. When hiring someone to organize and manage all of the many parts that make up an […]
The SPA caravan headed NW toward Oshkosh AirVenture 2014 on Thursday July 24th and arrived on Saturday afternoon around 4 PM. We were so happy to be at OSH 2014!!! It was an interesting trip up. We did make it safely, however we had a few issues along the way. Our resident engineer, Paul Salter, had […]
We have hit the ground running again after our wonderful trip to Barnwell, SC for the Corvair College. The spars are coming long great and will start shipping out to builders next week.
I’m a very lucky guy! Dan Weseman invited me to come to Florida and fly the Panther, and last week I took him up on the offer. I knew the airplane would be down for prep and paint just as soon as the Phase I 40 hour fly-off was complete, so I had to get […]