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 […]

Update on Progress

We had a great week at Sun ‘N Fun 2015! We were in the same booth as last year, at the end of the row outside of Hangar C on the corner. This location is great for us. We get good foot traffic because we are on the end, we have a little more room […]

The Good and the Bad….it’s all Breakfast to Team SPA!

The last few weeks have been challenging, intense, and all around crazy. We are an intense bunch, except for Travis – our amazing welder, who is the even keeled, reliable and steady workaholic of the bunch. Don’t get me wrong – we all are workaholics, but Travis is Mr. Rock Steady. Dan is always going from […]

Close to Wrapping Up the First 50+ Panthers!

Production is in full swing at SPA!  We are keeping the momentum going and we have a very aggressive shipping schedule that delivers (currently) all 53 builders kits by mid March (minus a few minor small back ordered parts….of course)! We recently were at the Sebring Sport Expo and had a wonderful time meeting new […]

Update on …. Everything!

We thought potential builders might like to see what an update from Dan looks like. Here is a recent email that went out to our builders on what we are doing, how things are going and what comes next. Plus a few photos…. Fiberglass Last week the plugs for the canopy skirt (for the production […]

Panther Production Progress and FrankenCowling

These last few weeks have been composed of QA, catching up and organization. We have brought on a new employee to help with shop organization and shipping. He is a pilot and a college student, going for his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. When hiring someone to organize and manage all of the many parts that make up an […]

Production Updates

We now have 8 production fuselages off the production line along with most of the welded components. They are going through final QA and touch up before going to the powder-coat shop. The goal is to have them there on Monday morning. We also have the forward fuselage side and belly skins being run at […]

Quick Fuselage Update and SNF Reminder

The fuselage is back from the powder coat shop and it looks really good. This fuselage is for beta builder Bob Woolley who is building the Panther Sport version with the Lycoming 0-320. You can see the engine mount below as well. If you are coming to SNF come by the booth N-032 and you […]

Cages, Mounts and Cowlings

This update is long overdue – but well worth the wait. Our welding, machine and fiberglass shops have been running non-stop and so much progress has been made! They are DONE! The fuselage fixtures AND the Lycoming dynafocal mount. Beta builder Bob Woolley’s fuselage cage is shown in these photos – and goes to powercoat […]