Panther #5 Takes to the Skies 3 comments


Yesterday was another victorious day for a fellow Panther builder – Buddy Henson’s Panther LS successfully completed it’s maiden flight.

Buddy has the Panther grin after the maiden flight!

Buddy has the Panther grin after the maiden flight!

Buddy built the Panther LS model, powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a 3 blade Catto propeller.  He is using non-standard wheels and brakes, and our wheel pants.

Here are some excellent air-to-air shots provided by our friend/chase pilot Dave Dollarhide.

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Here are some walk around photos of Buddy’s masterpiece.  Buddy pays attention to detail and it shows in his craftsmanship.

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Buddy installed our optional pilot step.

Buddy installed our optional pilot step.

Dan shaking Buddy's hand - we are very thankful to have such great friends and builders!

Dan shaking Buddy’s hand – we are very thankful to have such great friends and builders!

Buddy Henson and Bob Woolley after the first flight.

Buddy Henson and Bob Woolley after the first flight.  Two happy Panther builders…many more to come!


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