Alaska’s Rodger Borer dies at 82

Longtime Alaska resident and aviation pioneer, M. Rodger “Lone Ranger” Borer, died Dec. 26, 2004, at his home in Anchorage of natural causes. He was 82.

An aviation mechanic, Borer was a founding member of the Alaska Airmen’s Association. He still holds the record for longest continuous membership in the organization.

In 1957 he opened M. R. Borer Aircraft Services on Lake Hood. In bush pilot circles, he was known as the “Lone Ranger” and earned many STCs for modifications and refinements to improve the performance of Super Cubs. His Borer Prop is still used today.

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