We are very proud to share the news on Andrew Shorter’s first flight in his Panther SN033 powered by his Corvair 3.0L engine.  Andy has a Sensenich propeller pulling his 3.0L Corvair.  His glass panel is the GRT Sport 8.4 along with their EIS system, that is a very popular and successful configuration in the Panther – regardless of your engine configuration.

A note from Andy –

“First flight this weekend finally!  A two year project “crammed” into five years.  Flew great from the get go, trimmed up perfect with no issues noted throughout the speed range.  It is really a nicely balanced airplane, flew several flights under various conditions and there were no surprises.  There is no way I would have completed this without the great kit design, quality parts and outstanding support from SPA, for both airframe and engine!

Sorry no air-to-air shots or whole aircraft pics… selfies only from my panel mounted phone (EFB) as proof.

No way I’ll get in 40 hours before Deland next month but I wish I could be there.

Thanks so much for all of the help, take care,


P.S. – When can I order my Cougar tail kit?”

Andrew Shorter

New Bern, NC

That is the face of one very proud and happy Panther and Corvair builder!  Congratulations Andy!  We are all very happy for you – and your hard work and determination has paid off.  Great job!

Hats off from all the crew at Team SPA!

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