Reminder – SNF 2019 7th Annual Gathering

Join us for our 7th annual cookout at SNF!  Friday April 5th @ 6 PM.   Enjoy BBQ, sides and drinks – all you can eat!  Bring yourself and your friends (register below, $15 per person) for a fun filled evening for all.  We will have raffles for winning SPA apparel and more.  Held at our […]


Sun ‘N Fun 2019 – SPA 7th Annual Gathering

Join us for our 7th annual cookout at SNF!  Friday April 5th @ 6 PM.   Enjoy BBQ, sides and drinks – all you can eat!  Bring yourself and your friends (register below, $15 per person) for a fun filled evening for all.  We will have raffles for winning SPA apparel and more.  Held at our […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas our Panther Builder and Designer decided he wasn’t going to be left out of the fun! Here is a note from Dan and a few photos, flying Paul Salter’s Corvair powered Panther LS. Autopilot coupled, 3.0L Corvair Purring @ 70% power, temps and pressures perfect, smooth as glass @156 […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas our Panther builders sent to us – Eric Muehlberg’s Panther from Oklahoma City. Here is a note from Eric. Dan & Rachel, Seeing the 12 days series of late, I thought it incumbent on me to finally get around to sending you some information on my Panther LS, S/N […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas our Panther Builders sent to us – Tim O’Laughlin’s Panther SN036. O’Laughlin’s Panther #36 was finished June 6.  It has a 150hp Lycoming engine and a Sensenich ground adjustable prop.  At 35 hrs into phase one, she’s very stable and responsive, a pleasure to fly in all realms of […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 6

We are all very grateful for our blessings.  Big and small – blessings are everywhere and this time of year we take a moment to rock back on our heals and acknowledge them. SPA is blessed with many talented builders and pilots.  One of our dedicated builders that has contributed a great deal the Panther […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 5

On the 5th Day of Panther Christmas our builders sent to us – FFFFFFIIIIIIIVVVVVVEEEEE GGGGOOLLLLDDDEEENNN RRRRIIINNNGGGGSSS!  Wait…..no….that isn’t right. Builder Barry Cole sent over a note about how he really enjoys the camaraderie of building.  He has been finishing up another cool project (see below at the Avid Magnum) and now has some more time […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 4 1 comment

On the 4th day of Christmas our Panther Builders sent to us – Beautiful views!!! Here is a note from builder Rick Holland from Castle Rock, CO Rachel Attached some photos of my progress on my Panther. Have the fuselage on the gear and have a ways to go with it.  Tail, wings and fuel […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2018 – Day 3

On the third day of Panther Christmas our builders sent to us…. Tom Kodey is a new Panther builder, SN104,  from Port Orange, FL and he has been a busy guy over the last month.  Tom picked up his kit from us in November and he is well on his way.  Here are some photos […]


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2018 – Day 2

On the second day of Panther Christmas our builders brought to us – Janson Kinsley’s Panther.  Janson purchased his Panther from the original builder – Buddy Henson.  Janson loves flying his Panther around the skies of NE Florida and has done an outstanding paint job.  Take a look at the photos he sent over.


12 Days of Panther Christmas 2018 – Day 1

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 Mr. Kevin Ross in Granbury, Tx – Panther SN091.  Here is […]


Panthers @ Texas Fly-In – Invitation to Come Out Sat Oct 6th

There is a Fly-In in Dublin, Texas this weekend on Saturday Oct. 6th and a few Panther builders and flyers are going to be there.  So if you can make it out we would love to have you join them!  Anyone interested in getting a look at a Panther should come by and talk to […]


Panther Takes Flight – Tim Benham from Enid, OK

Tim Benham from Enid, OK has been flying his Lycoming YAEIO-233 powered Panther and sent this note and photos over.  He has Panther SN030 and has the Sensenich Ground Adjustable propeller installed. “The inflight photo is the Panther keeping up with a Cessna 210 at 8,500 feet.  It is a sweet plane and really performs […]


Panther First Flight – Sam Kite from Telford, TN – SN026 1 comment

Sam Kite from Telford, TN flew his Panther LS powered by the UL Power 520iS.  This is the first UL powered Panther to take to the skies and the performance is great.  His first flight was August 16th.  Here is what Sam had to say: “First flight was today.  Very impressive. These are some of […]


Panther First Flight – Keith Rhode from Prior Lake, MN – SN016

While we were setting up at OSH 2018 Mr. Keith Rhode and his Corvair 3.3L powered Panther LS took to the skies for the first flight.  Here is a note from Keith. “First flight was 7/23/18. Flight was uneventful except for a technical issue with the engine that was sorted out with prompt help from […]