|about roger dodger aviation
|Roger Dodger Aviation hosted an annual flight simulator
fund-raiser to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
We simulate a flight from New York to Los Angeles and
we call the event NY2LA.
The Commemorative Air Force is a national organization
dedicated to finding, restoring and flying World War 2
vintage military aircraft. Our buddies at the CAF Heart of
America Wing are a fantastic bunch of guys. They're
based at the New Century Aircenter near Olathe, KS.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official auxiliary of the
United States Air Force. CAP is an all volunteer,
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
CAP members perform duties such as search and rescue,
disaster relief and aerospace education of America's
youth through the cadet program.
The Experimental Aircraft Association is a volunteer
nonprofit organization that promotes aviation in a number
of ways. The EAA Young Eagles program offers kids 12
to 17 free introductory airplane rides. The annual EAA
Airventure in Oshkosh, WI is the premier aviation
gathering in the world.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association provides
member services that range from representation at the
federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice,
the Air Safety Foundation, flight planning and other
With a membership base of more than 400,000, or two
thirds of all pilots in the United States, AOPA is the
largest, most influential aviation association in the world.
|Matt Thomas, CFII
Roger Dodger Aviation, LLC
4916 W. 51st Street
Roeland Park, KS 66205
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Roger Dodger Aviation, LLC
Roger Dodger Aviation was envisioned as a way to bring aviation to
people in a way that is fun and invites active participation.
Roger Dodger produces videos and instruction manuals that help
people build inexpensive home flight simulators with materials from a
home improvement store and off-the-shelf flight sim components.
The videos are sold worldwide from the DIY Flight Sims website and
dozens are offered free on YouTube.
The company was founded in 2005 by Matt Thomas. Matt provided
scenic flights over Kansas City and experimented with a variety of
flight simulator services before settling on the DIY Flight Sim video
concept in 2007.
Many friends, family members and fans have assisted Roger Dodger
Aviation throughout the years. They helped sustain the company
through the Great Recession and made its present day growth
possible. You can help too!
The phrase "Roger Dodger" originated from a WWII-era folk tale
about a pilot playfully disregarding established conventions.
Matt Thomas, CFII
Matt is the owner and founder of Roger Dodger Aviation. He
believes that many people have an inherent interest in aviation
and flight simulators can help them in a unique way. He also has faith in
people's ability to build, invent and create things that improve their lives
with Do-It-Yourself projects.
Matt grew up with two major interests: building stuff from found materials
and flying airplanes. These two interests appeared to be incompatible
early in Matt's aviation career. Building stuff satisfied Matt's creative
disposition, but flying did not. Flying a plane is not usually a creative
effort because pilots follow specific regulations and checklists for safety
Matt eventually found his calling by designing DIY projects for the home
flight simulator market. His teaching experience made him uniquely
qualified to create instructional videos and manuals that show people
how to build features that improve their flight simulators.
Copyright (c) 2005-2013 Roger Dodger Aviation, LLC
All rights reserved
Items sold by Roger Dodger Aviation, LLC are governed and protected by the
copyright laws of the United States of America and international intellectual property agreements
|Roger Dodger Aviation is a Limited Liability Corporation
incorporated in the State of Kansas, United States of America. It
has served the aviation and flight simulation markets since 2005.
|"Ad Astra Per Aspera"
"To the Skies through Difficulties"
- Kansas State Motto
The Mars Society is an international space advocacy
non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the human
exploration and settlement of the planet Mars.
Music/Arts Institute: the premier community school of the
arts in the Kansas City metro, developing quality
musicians for more than 30 years.