Tom Kodey’s Corvair 3.3L Powered Panther

Tom Kodey recently started his phase 1 flight testing on his Panther – see some cool info about it here.  https://flycorvair.net/2020/03/28/aviation-house-calls-in-a-time-of-social-distancing/


First Flight – Kevin Ross from Granbury TX – Panther Tri-Gear

Kevin Ross, from Granbury, TX, took his first flight in his Panther Tri-Gear SN091 – N956KR – powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a three blade Sensenich Ground Adjustable propeller on Wendesday, April 15th 2020.  Here is some information on his experience and some photos. “I put the first flight on 091 yesterday.  The airplane […]


Panther Completion – Kevin Ross from Granbury, TX

Kevin Ross, from Granbury, TX, has gotten his airworthiness certificate on his Panther Tri-Gear SN091 – N956KR – powered by a Lycoming O-320 and a three blade Sensenich Ground Adjustable propeller. Kevin and his lovely wife Karla have been a great team on this project and the best of customers.  They really value the working […]


COVID 19 Update from Team SPA

As all of us navigate the unprecedented situation posed by COVID-19, Sport Performance Aviation LLC is committed to supporting our customers, our employees and the communities we serve. In response to COVID-19 and the Stay-At-Home order in place by our Governor, our manufacturing shop will be closed, starting tomorrow April 3rd, until May 4th. To […]


Tom Kodey’s Panther LS Maiden Flight 2 comments

Tom Kodey celebrated his maiden flight in his Panther LS on Friday March 13th.  Tom lives in Port Orange, FL and has his airplanes in a hanger at the Deland Municipal Airport (KDED) – Home of the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase.  Tom’s Panther is powered by a Corvair 3.3L from SPA and FlyCorvair’s Engine in […]


Panther Completion – Tom Kodey from Port Orange, FL 1 comment

Tom Kodey from Port Orange, FL received his certificate today for his Panther LS.  Tom has Panther SN 104 and started his Panther building project in late 2018.  He built his Panther airframe and Corvair 3.3L powerplant – and is now ready to take to the skies.  The Corvair engine Tom built is the stroker […]


Signup Deadline – Deland Showcase Cookout Nov. 15th @ 5PM

Reminder – please sign up by this Friday – 11/8/2019 – so we may plan for food for the Deland Showcase next week –  Join us at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase on Friday November 15th, 2019 @ 5 PM.  Enjoy BBQ, sides and drinks!  Bring yourself and your friends for a fun filled evening for all.  […]


First Flight – Andrew Shorter Panther SN033 – Powered by Corvair 3.0L

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 […]


Deland Panther Fly-In and Cookout – 11/15/19 @ 5PM

Join us at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase on Friday November 15th, 2019 @ 5 PM.  Enjoy BBQ, sides and drinks!  Bring yourself and your friends for a fun filled evening for all.    Held at our booth, just a few hundred feet from the entrance, bring a chair and your appetite!  Look for our […]


Cougar Designer’s Desk #1

Cougar Designer’s Desk #1 As many of you know, we showed off the first bits of the Cougar (AKA 2 seat Panther) at Oshkosh 2019. Until this point, we had maintained “radio silence” about the project.  We simply shared that we intended to build a 2-seat version, had released a 3 view of what we thought it may […]


OSH Cookout Change of Plans

Our booth layout has changed this year and we are not holding our normal annual cookout. As a backup social event we are going to have a gathering at the Sleepy Hollow Campground Bar and Grill. This will be Wednesday evening, July 24th at 6 PM. If you meet us at our booth you can […]


Unicorns vs. Caterpillars

The technical definition of a unicorn, according to my friend Google, is this: u·ni·corn /ˈyo͞onəˌkôrn/ noun a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead. something that is highly desirable but difficult to find or obtain. The part that defined this use of the description Unicorn, for […]


Airventure Oshkosh 2019 Bound!

We are on our way to Wisconsin for the great EAA Airventure of 2019! We want you to know that our shop is NOT closed, and our wonderful Lisa will be there to help you with any questions about orders, availability, and shipping. For those who don’t know her, Lisa Finch is our Office Manager […]