We took the Panther back down to our local public airport this morning for the first test flight – and it was amazing! The weather was super calm and clear, we couldn’t have asked for better conditions for a test flight. The Panther team pulled together and we all knew it was time for business. Dan was well rested and ready, his head was in the game. We had our on site engineer, Paul Salter, double checking everything. Bob Woolley was our chase plane and he flew in just before the Panther and Panther cave rolled into the airport gate. Chris Smith rode in the back of Bob Woolley’s RV-4 and handled the air-to-air photos. Mike and Michelle Schwab drove up from Corvair College in Leesburg, FL for emergency services as they are both trained professionals in the field. Hans Mankinen covered fire safety duty. I shot the ground video and photos. The flight was about 20 minutes in length, and things went very well. No issues with controls, performance or handling. But the photos and video speak for themselves. As you can see we were very happy with the results. Pictures are below – click to open into a slide show format for optimum viewing. Video Link is below the photos. Don’t forget – Sun’NFun booth N-057! Hope to see you there!