Last week Lightspeed had the opportunity to explore the Pipistrel Panthera aircraft as part of the exclusive U.S. dealer demo tour. We are honored to sponsor this innovative tour of the domestic U.S. that Shavonna Reid and Andrew Chan of Right Rudder Aviation are undertaking. The pilots started their journey from their FBO in Inverness, FL in October, and will complete the demo tour some time by the end of the year.
Meet the Panthera – Pipistrel’s most innovative aircraft to date
While the Panthera’s fuel efficiency makes it best in class, additional features such as its ergonomic cabin design and all-composite airframe elevate this aircraft to premiere status. And with the upcoming debut of the hybrid electric power system and pure electric system options, the Panthera is about to transform the private aircraft industry.
About the pilots
Shavonna Reid, Commercial SEL, MEL & Instrument Pilot and Operations Manager for Right Rudder Aviation, is a 6-year pilot who has always been interested in aviation. Her flight experience has catapulted her involvement in the 99s, and even represented the group to a trip to China to advocate for General Aviation in that country.
Andrew Chan, CFII, CFI-G & Aerobatic Instructor and founder and owner of Right Rudder Aviation, has 17 years of piloting experience. As a child, he always wanted to be an astronaut, which drove his passion for aviation. He is currently a professional pilot and on the Board of Directors of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (S.A.F.E.)
If you are interested in experiencing the Panthera in-person, you can request a private appointment with Reid and Chan at the tour stop nearest you. However, since they are nearing the end of the tour, remaining stops include Greater Los Angeles / Van Nuys, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix / Mesa, AZ, Dallas, TX, ending in New Orleans, LA.
About Right Rudder Aviation
Their mission is to not only provide opportunities for flight and related services to current pilots but also facilitate flight training and innovative technologies to all aviation enthusiasts. Right Rudder Aviation was selected as the official Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of Inverness Airport – KINF. Since that moment, the company has taken off and charted a unique course that reflects the founding duo’s love for aviation. From offering introductory aerobatic and pre-agricultural courses at the flight school to being the exclusive Pipistrel Panthera dealer for the Americas, Right Rudder Aviation is quickly redefining what it means to be an FBO.