Panther Paint Job
Watch a 57-year-old warbird go from Winona rags to Blue Angel royalty.
- By Michael Klesius
- AirSpaceMag.com, November 17, 2009
In October, Davey Bowles of On-Site Electrostatic Painting put a silvery coat on the Panther’s wing fence, the vertical fin in the wing’s leading edge that maintained stable airflow over the surface and delayed stalls when the Panther pulled high-G turns or flew at high angles of attack. By then the airplane had received a green primer called a tack coat to help the final blue paint adhere well.