70 Panther builders! And a Video from this Weekend’s Corvair Finishing School
SPA welcomes it’s 70th Panther builder, Mr. Skip Haneline from Nebraska City, Nebraska! Welcome to the Panther Family, Skip! We look forward to updates on your build progress.
Builders have been successful building and flying their Panther aircraft.
This is an exciting time for us and we are happy to share some builders progress photos and a video from our weekend co-hosting a Corvair Finishing College with William Wynne at our shop in Green Cove Springs, FL. Keep scrolling to see everything.
Panther Builder Progress
Dan Heath and his brother working on the Panther.
Dan Heath installing his bottom forward fuselage skin.
Corvair Builder Progress
This weekend we co-hosted a finishing school with William Wynne with FlyCorvair.com for some Corvair builders at our shop. We had four builders who had built the majority of their engines at their homes and just needed to get their engines on the test stand and run it. See a short video (2:41) below (double click to make full screen) on their inspiring progress.
Great airplane and great people to work with. Buddy Henson Green Cove Springs, FL Panther Tri-Gear March 3, 2021.
Buddy HensonGreen Cove Springs, FL Panther Tri-Gear March 3, 2021
My Panther build was really a lot of fun. I completed the entire project in my two car garage then moved it to the airport for the first flight. I always get comments over the radio about what a great looking plane it is. It's a real blast to fly.
Tom Kodey Port Orange FL Panther LS March 3, 2021
I was able to build my Panther in my basement and carried the finished pieces up one at a time through my living room and kitchen into a tiny 1 car garage where it now sits with its wings folded. The folding wings will allow me to share a hangar and transport it to any field for flight testing. I can't imagine building anything else in my limited space.
Chris Michaelis ColumbiaMD Panther LS March 3, 2021
Paul spent a lot of time with my friend and I on the Panther. Looks to be a great new product and I came away feeling confident they are building and supporting a very strong, safe, and well built plane.
Dick HoeyPanther May 1, 2016
After working with Rachael and Dan on getting my Corvair engine going for my Sonex, I have decided to build a Panther. Here's why: the support is outstanding! Phone calls are answered and texts are responded to almost immediately! After experiencing building three different aircraft from three different companies and presently converting the Sonex, I can say this from experience....these guys are first class!!
Phil Davis CorvairBuilder June 23, 2015
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