Hangar Talk in Texas

We got a quick note from Panther builder Mark Kiedrowski from Spicewood, TX along with a few photos. “Last night I had the local Panther builders over for a few cold ones, to discuss project updates and talk about engines and other plane options, etc.     All fun hanger talk.” Builders ( Left to […]

Dan Heath’s Panther LS Maiden Flight – UL Power 350iSA

Dan Heath had the extreme pleasure of piloting the maiden flight in his Panther and shared this awesome video below with us.  Dan Heath lives in Lexington, SC and has Panther SN020.  He has powered his Panther with the UL Power 350iSA engine and Whirlwind 3 blade propeller.  Congratulations to Dan for his accomplishment and […]

Panther Flight Video from Jimmy Miller

Panther Sport builder Jimmy Miller sent over a video from his dash cam in his Panther SN071 powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a CATTO 3 blade propeller.  Look at how much fun he is having up there!  He said “a lot of cleaning to do on the belly when I got back :)”

Maiden Flight – Jim Hurdle from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 1 comment

Jim Hurdle from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho sent a note with some photos about his first flight in his Panther SN028 powered by a Continental O-200 and a Sensenich wood prop. Jim Hurdle – Builder/pilot Panther 028 Continental O-200 100 HP Sensenich 68 dia x 64 pitch wooden propeller GRT Sport SX EFIS GRT EIS engine […]

Marc Loftin Panther Sport Wing Build

Here is a video from Marc Loftin that is a time lapse of his Panther Sport wing build. Marc originally purchased his kit with the LSA wing option and then decided to convert to the Sport – and did the mods himself (vs buying new skins from SPA). This is a great video to show […]

AirVenture 2020 – Catching up with Bob Metcalfe

Here is a note and a video from Bob Metcalfe. “I am Bob Metcalfe and live in Flint Hill VA, just 74 miles west of Washington DC with the Blue Ridge Mountains as my front yard. My Panther serial # 116 is a Sport model taildragger and I will use a Lycoming O-320 engine. I […]

AirVenture 2020 – Catching up with Marc Loftin

Here is a video from Marc Loftin from SoCal with his Panther SN101.  He is building it as a Sport model with a Titan IOX-340 as the power plant.  Check out his remedy for staying cool in the hot California summer heat!      

AirVenture 2020 – Catching up with Kevin Ross

Here is a video from Kevin Ross from Granbury, TX where he and his wife Karla have built their Panther SN091 Tri-Gear LS powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a 3 blade Ground Adjustable Sensenich propeller.  Kevin did a great job showing us his project and talking about performance, unique qualities and why he chose […]

AirVenture 2020 – Catching up with Andy Shorter

Here is a note from Andy Shorter along with some amazing photos and a video of him showing off his Panther SN033. Name: Andrew Shorter Location: New Bern NC Panther SN033 Taildragger What engine you chose: Corvair 3.0 What made you choose the Panther as a project? Design (looks) and ease of construction What made […]

AirVenture 2020 – Catching up with David Christensen

Here is a report from David Christensen from Brigham City, UT with his Panther project SN086. David Christensen Brigham City, Utah Panther S/N 086 Trigear Titan OX-320-JFB1T8 I chose the Panther as a project because of the cool look of the design. In addition the shorter build time and ease of assembly was a must […]

AirVenture 2020 – Catching up with Stephen Leverett

Here is a note from Stephen Leverett. My name is Stephen Leverett. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and I’m building Panther SN063. I’m building a tri-gear since 95% of my hours are in tri-gears, and I chose the long-wing “LS” variant since the longer wing should allow for slower approaches and a lower stall speed, […]

AirVenture 2020 – Catching up with Ken Belisle

Here is a video from Ken Belisle that talks about his Panther SN 038 project powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a Sensenich wood propeller.  It also talks about how he is a first time builder and how the Experimental Aviation community helped him achieve his goals.  Watch all the way to the end and […]