Panther Builder #100 – Meet Jon Farley from Albuquerque, New Mexico 1 comment

That is right!  We now have 100 Panther builders!  What a wonderful compliment for Team SPA!! What is an even greater accomplishment is that we not only have 18 Panthers flying, but our builders are successfully building and flying their Panthers in record time.  Our builders have been working on their Panthers – not just […]

Official Debut of the Panther Tri-Gear

The weather is beautiful today at Sun ‘N Fun – stop by and see the Panther Tri-Gear!  This is the official debut of the first Panther Tri-Gear, built by Buddy Henson of Green Cove Springs, FL.  The beautiful cat flew down this morning and is showing off her gorgeous self in our booth NE 9/10.  […]

Sun ‘N Fun is Here

Sun ‘N Fun 2018 opening was rainy and not very sunny – but the weather is clear now and will be great for the rest of the week.  So, now that the rain is gone come out and see us at Booth NE 9/10.  We have Ben Krotje’s Jabiru 3300 powered Panther LS on display […]

Panther Price Increase Coming + Sun ‘N Fun Show Specials

We strive to improve our products, manufacturing processes and productivity, and have implemented processes and procedures that have allowed us to become more efficient and productive.  One thing we cannot control is inflation and increases in material costs.   Because of this we are implementing pricing increases to our Panther kits.  As a courtesy to all […]

Sun ‘N Fun 6th Annual Gathering – Reminder

REGISTRATION CLOSING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10th!  SIGN UP NOW! $15 Per person – CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER Join us for our 6th annual cookout at SNF!  Friday April 13th @ 6 PM. Enjoy BBQ and all the fixins – all you can eat!  Bring yourself and your friends for a fun filled evening for all.  We will have […]

Best Looking Single Seat Tri-Gear on the Market!

We have to admit – in our opinion this is the best looking Tri-Gear Single Seat airplane on the market.  And now that she is painted….she looks even better! Congratulations Buddy! Take a look at Buddy Henson’s Tri-Gear Panther.  Powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a Sensenich Ground Adjustable propeller.  This is Buddy Henson’s second […]

Keith Rhode’s Panther SN016 Get’s Pink Slip

Keith Rhode from Prior Lake, MN sent over a note about his Panther SN016 getting it’s pink slip on 3/17/2018.  Congratulations Keith!  We are very happy for you. Keith’s Panther is the LS model, powered by a Corvair 3.3L Stroker engine from SPA.  His prop is a Sensenich Ground Adjustable 63″.   Here are some […]

Sun N’ Fun 2018 – SPA 6th Annual Gathering

Join us for our 6th annual cookout at SNF!  Friday April 13th @ 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 and more.  Held at our laid back campsite, just a […]

First Continental Powered Panther Flies – Built by Barney Barnes

Barney Barnes, Panther Builder SN064 of South Carolina, called last week and informed us he flew his first flight of his Panther! His Panther, N9429B, is powered by a Continental IO-240 turning a Sensenich Propeller. Dan talked with him on the phone after several more flights. Here is a recap of the conversation – “I […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from SPA!

This time of year brings families together and joy to hearts.  We appreciate the time together, remember those who are no longer with us and honor those who are not able to spend time with their families because they are protecting our country.  Wishing you, your friends and family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays […]

12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 12

On the 12 day of Christmas our builders shared with us…..building is a family affair. Builder Andy Shorter from New Bern, NC SN033 has been making progress on his Corvair 3.0L powered Panther LS TD. Here is a note from Andy: Panther building as a family affair — Somewhere beyond the two hour cumulative run-time […]

12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 11

On the eleventh day of Christmas our builders shared with us…. Here is a quick note from builder Myron Callaham from Bowling Green, KY.  He is Panther SN098 and just received his tail kit. Wishing everyone in the SPA family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. – Myron Callaham, Panther SN098 Eric Ditter from […]

12 Days of Panther Christmas – Day 10 1 comment

On the tenth day of Christmas our builders shared with us….pink slips! Many of our builders have received the coveted pink slip this year.  The pink slip is the official “I did it!” award from the FAA.  This is one of the most enjoyable milestones in an experimental build.  The official stamp that says you […]

12 Days of Panther Christmas 2017 – Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas our builders bestowed upon us….Engine Options.. Greg “Pix” Pixley from Niceville, FL is progressing along well with his Panther LS.  Pix is powering his Panther with a Franklin O-235.  He sent the note below in: This has been a great year making progress toward first flight on the Franklin […]