And Then There Were 10! 4 comments

Paul Salter’s Panther LS powered by a FlyCorvair 3.0L Corvair flew this afternoon! In less than 3 years in production – SPA now has 10 Panther aircraft in the skies.  This is a great moment for all who have put their hearts into the build, like builder Paul Salter.  Thank you to all who have […]

Dan and Paul after the first flight of Paul's Panther - Congrats Paul!

Larry Vetterman’s Panther SN062 is Ready for Inspection!

Larry Vetterman has Panther SN062 and he has his Panther ready for the FAA inspection.  His Panther N27EG is powered by a modified light weight Lycoming O-320 and his empty weight is 803 lbs.  Congratulations Larry!  She is a gorgeous machine and we love the paint job!  See the photos below.

Larry Vetterman's Panther N27EG

Brian Sowell's Panther SN047 ready for first flight.

Brian Sowell’s Panther SN047 Maiden Flight is a Success! 1 comment

Sunday, Oct. 30th 2016, Brian Sowell flew his Panther N389TX for the first time – and fell instantly in love!  All of his hard work had paid off, and he was impressed by the initial flight qualities.  His Panther is the LS model powered by a FlyCorvair.com Corvair 3.0L engine and a Sensenich propeller – […]


Deland Showcase is in Full Swing – Come see us at Booth #8

SPA is showing off Panthers at Deland Showcase today through Saturday the 5th.  Come see the Panther fly, or take a walk around some customer built aircraft.  Try the Panther cockpit on for size and talk to Dan Weseman and Chris Smith.  Bob Woolley has his customer built Panther onsite – he flew in this […]

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The prototype Panther N515XP with the Corvair Stroker 3.3L Engine Installed.

Corvair EIB Build at Zenith Open House – This Weekend

We have recently launched our “Engine in a Box” product offering for the Corvair at Oshkosh 2016 and you can come see what it is like to build one first hand at the Zenith Aircraft open house this weekend.  Dan Weseman and William Wynne are headed up there now and will be there assembling an […]


Where There is Light, There is Darkness 3 comments

I remember feeling guilty 14 years ago for being so happy and blessed.  It was September 10th, 2002 and our middle son, Andrew, was born 2 minutes  before midnight.  At a whopping 9lbs and 11 oz! (Yes people – it was 2 minutes before 9/11 on the one year anniversary, and he weighed 9lbs and […]

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Janson is doing a vintage 1940s War Trainer Yellow look and will be adding trim shortly.

Janson Kinsley’s Panther LS SN017 Gets Painted 1 comment

The 5th Panther to take to the skies is Buddy Henson’s build SN017.  He recently sold his tail dragger Panther to Janson Kinsley – a local Haller Airpark resident.  You see – Buddy is a habitual builder, has been for decades, building homebuilts and mixing it up with restoring classic cars.  So now he is […]


Panther = Hot Rod Fun + Cross Country Legs

The Panther is known for it’s sexy good looks, nimble flight characteristics, ease and cost of building, many engine options and folding wings.  However most don’t think of it as a cross country star.  As more Panthers come online we are seeing customers stretch out their feline legs and soar for great distances, with good […]

Will Mensink's Panther in Deer Lodge in Montana.

New DeLand Showcase November 3-5 2016 Welcomes Homebuilders – Join US!

We will be joining the DeLand Showcase this year for their debut show at the DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in Florida November 3-5, 2016 in booth number 8.  If you have been looking for a fly in destination in sunny Florida before winter sets in please join us!  Or drive on down and come see […]


VHF Comm Radio – FL760A ON SALE! (While Supplies Last)

We just received word that pricing on the FL760A transceivers is going up as of 8/31/16 or while supplies last.  THIS IS FOR THE NEW/IMPROVED MODEL.  If you order now the price is 645, plus shipping.  After 8/31/16 or when stock runs out, the pricing will be $725 per (Aircraft Spruce already increased their price to $776!). […]


Steve Pedano's Panther

Oshkosh 2016 – 5th Annual Gathering was a Great Success 2 comments

We had our 5th Annual Gathering last night and everyone had a wonderful time.  We had approximately 80 people join us for food and fellowship. As usual, our boys were doing a great job with the keeping people properly hydrated and Luke ran the raffle.  We gave out Panther thirst, hats and coffee mugs.  Afterward […]


Oshkosh 2016 Bound

We have started our 1,300 mile trip from Florida to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – EAA Airventure.  Please come see us at Booth N615 in the North Aircraft Display area. Stop by and see our new product offerings and customer built Panthers! Every year we have our Annual Gathering on Wednesday […]