On the seventh day of Christmas our builder John Steere shared with us… John Steere from Martinsville, IN, Panther SN039 N39DZ, sent us the update below about his Panther building journey. In 2012 I brought a new Ultralight of my own design to Oshkosh, leaving with a Silver Lindy trophy. I immediately started thinking about […]
On the sixth day of Christmas our builders shared with us… Bruce Gray from Dayton, NV has been working on his Panther tail kit. He sent the note below. I have found the Panther kit very straight forward as a lot of you may already know. If you have built an aluminum aircraft you will […]
On the 5th day of Christmas our builders shared with us…a Radio Flyer. The trio of builders from Titusville, FL have really shown us Christmas spirit all year long. They have been an enthusiastic bunch, showing their home-building spirit along the build process. They have a true love for the experience of workmanship, working together […]
On the 4th day of Christmas our builders shared with us… Builder Scott Flugum from Fort Collins, CO, Panther SN065 has been making great progress on his Panther. Here is a note from Scott: “My Panther is going to be an O-320 powered Tri-Gear LS with a Dynon panel. I started a year and a […]
On the 3rd day of Christmas our builder sent to us…. Brent Mayo, Panther SN053, flew his Panther earlier this year. He now has many hours on his Corvair 3.0L powered Panther, and is based in Fernandina, FL. You can read more about Brent’s build: Brent Mayo’s Panther DIY Paint Job, Panther SN053 Takes to the […]
The second day of Christmas brings us Mr. Dan Heath and his Panther LS, powered by a UL Power UL350 engine. Here is what Dan had to say: “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This photo is of a fitting for the new cowl to be used with the UL Power 350. I am very […]
During this wonderful season of joy, giving and happiness we are carrying on our tradition in asking 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 two habitual Panther builders – Bob Woolley and Buddy Henson. Here […]
We got a note from Bob Foster in Erie, PA saying he has his final inspection scheduled for the end of this month. Bob has built a Panther LS powered by a Lycoming O-235. Here are some photos of his Panther that he sent over. Great job, Bob!!
Panther builder Mark Dean, from New Zealand, has been flying his Panther LS since July 2017. (Yes, it apparently takes a few months for news from the “down under” to reach us all the way over here;-). Congratulations Mark! We are happy for you! Here is a note from Mark: “My Panther first flew mid […]
Sport Performance Aviation LLC will be @ the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase today, Nov. 2nd thru Saturday Nov. 4th. Stop by the booth and get a free calendar full of great photos of our Panther builder’s projects. You can also pickup a Corvair Engine Assembly Manual – Show special = $100. Come try a Panther […]
Here is the EAA Smilin’ Jack Chapter 866 President Les Boatright’s Panther LS SN083 N866BR First Flight in depth report. This write up is part of their EAA Chapter Monthly Newsletter. This Panther LS is powered by a Lycoming O-235 and a Sensenich propeller. The builders are Bob Rychel, Ed Brennan and Les Boatright from […]
The Lightning Panther Build Team from Titusville, FL had a successful maiden flight over the weekend. Congrats to Bob Rychel, Ed Brennan and Les Boatright! This team of guys have been excited about this project from the very beginning. They really did a great job, not just on the airplane, but on being a great […]
Got a note from our builders in Titusville, FL about their Panther build. Here is what they said: “Greetings Dan & Rachel, Panther S/N 083 is now officially known as N866BR and has an official FAA Airworthiness Certificate!!! I make that out to be 228 days from Kit delivery/pick-up at SPA to achieving FAA Airworthiness […]
Larry Vetterman’s Panther LS – Powered by a Lycoming O-320, and his Rocket – hanging out together on the ramp.
Jimmy Miller’s Panther Sport is the 14th Panther to take it’s first flights. Congrats, Jimmy! What a great looking airplane. Jimmy lives in Wilmington, NC and his Panther is powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a 3 blade Catto propeller. Here is a note and photo from Jimmy: “Hello all, as I set on my […]