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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. […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 5

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 […]