Panther Builder Update – Jimmy Miller from Wilmington, NC 1 comment

Jimmy Miller sent this note over a bit ago with some great pictures of his Panther all ready for inspection.  He is finishing up his Panther Sport with a Lycoming O-320 and a 3 blade Catto Propeller. “Hi Rachel –  I saw the pic on Facebook this morning and thought you might want a better […]


Panther Builder Update – 168 Days from Kit Pickup to Engine Run

We have a trio of builders in Titusville, FL, Ed Brennan, Bob Rychel and Les Boatright, who sent a note over about their initial engine test run.  They are using a Lycoming O-235 and recently started her up.  They hope to have the airplane at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase this November 2-4 2017.  More […]


Panther Builder and Pilot Progress

We now have 14 Panthers that have been completed, since we started offering the kits to customers 4 years ago.  We are happy to say that we have a very active builders group – meaning we know these guys are actively working on their Panthers on a regular basis.  We wholeheartedly believe this is because the […]


John Steere of Martinsville, Indiana has Completed his Panther! 3 comments

Panther #14 is Ready for Flight! John Steere of Martinsville, Indiana has just sent us a note about getting his “pink slip” for his Panther LS N39DZ.  John’s Panther LS is SN039 and is powered by a Corvair 3.0L engine from FlyCorvair.  John assembled his Corvair engine on his own, following the William Wynne with FlyCorvair.com’s […]


OSHKOSH Airventure 2017 6th Annual Gathering – Join US!

OSH Airventure 2017 on Wednesday July 26th – Starting at 6 PM Come join us for our 6th Annual Gathering at one of the largest airshows in the world.  Join us at the booth N615 @ 6 PM for BBQ and all the sides, and refreshments.  We can all stuff ourselves and then sit back […]


First Panther Tri-Gear Maiden Flight a Success! 3 comments

Buddy Henson is the first Panther Tri-Gear builder, and the maiden flight was a success over the weekend!  Buddy has built two Panthers so far, his first being the tail dragger model N142BN SN017.  We are very happy for Buddy, and applaud his determination and perseverance for building two beautiful Panthers in 2.5 years.  Way […]


First Tri-Gear Panther Is Born!

Buddy Henson, of Green Cove Springs, FL has just gotten his pink slip for the FIRST EVER PANTHER TRI-GEAR. Congratulations Buddy! Buddy has SN075 and started building his Panther TG approximately 10 months ago.  This is, however, his 2nd Panther build.  His first Panther was the 5th Panther LS TD version to fly, SN017.  You […]


Brent Mayo’s Panther DIY Paint Job 3 comments

Brent Mayo, of Fernandina Beach, FL, has completed his Panther LS paint job – and it looks great!  He sent over the photos below yesterday. Brent ordered the decals you see from us.  The checkerboard rudder is a 3M vinyl decal in one piece, perfectly matched to line up with your rudder.  The decals you […]


Larry Vetterman’s Panther N27EG – Successful Maiden Flight!

Larry Vetterman sent in a note about his Panther LS first flight.  Here is what Larry had to say: “N27EG flew at 7:30 this am.  Finally clear skies and no 20 mph crosswind.  No wheel pants and rear fairing yet……..No wing heavy situation, both fuel tanks feed, no leaks etc.  I have 3000 hrs + […]


Update from Titusville, FL Builders 1 comment

Les Boatright, Ed Brennan and Bob Rychel of Titusville, FL have been making progress on their Panther.  Here was a quick update in their local EAA Chapter newsletter. The Panther It’s been painted except for a couple of items like the cowling and wheel pants and Bob told me that they’d have it assembled and […]


SNF Cookout Reminder – Don’t Forget to Register!

Join us for our 5th annual cookout at SNF – Friday April 7th at 6 PM!  Enjoy burgers, dogs, sides and drinks – all you can eat!  Bring yourself and your friends for a fun filled evening for all.  We will have raffles for winning SPA apparel.  Held at our laid back campsite, just a few […]


Two Years from Kit Purchase to 75 Flight Hours 1 comment

Brent Mayo, Panther SN053, posted this on the PantherCave forum. “I just got back from flying this morning down here in sunny Florida. Today is my 55th birthday I purchased Panther kit SN 053 on my 53rd birthday, two years ago today, and I now have 75 flight hours. I have been very pleased with […]


Larry Vetterman’s Panther is Ready to Fly

We got a note from Larry Vetterman, Panther SN062, that his Panther is almost ready to take the maiden flight.  Larry’s Panther is powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a Catto propeller. His note – “Rolled it out this am. Taxied and burned the brakes in. Waiting for the FAA to certify it, hopefully within […]


SNF 2017 Annual Gathering Registration Now Open!

Join us for our 5th annual cookout at SNF – Friday April 7th at 6 PM!  Enjoy burgers, dogs, sides and drinks – all you can eat!  Bring yourself and your friends for a fun filled evening for all.  We will have raffles for winning SPA apparel.  Held at our laid back campsite, just a few […]


Panther First Flight – Sean Sullivan SN048 1 comment

Sean Sullivan from Fort Worth, TX just sent an email about his successful maiden flight of his Panther LS powered by a Lycoming O-235 and Sensenich propeller.  Here is what he had to say in his email to us and on Facebook…(click to see more info about his build) “The first flight of N485PA was […]