OSHKOSH DISPLAY shows our standard shades
Koger Sunshades guarantees all parts of your custom sunshade, for the life of your aircraft. If you ever have a problem with any part of your Koger Sunshade contact us and we will replace it. Period.
Koger SunShades were developed in 1996 by Ralph Koger, of Boone, Iowa. While flying his award-winning RV-6A, he had trouble seeing his digital instruments because of the sun reflecting in the cockpit. Having flown training aircraft in WW2 with built-in shades, an idea was born. In an effort to increase instrument visibility and reduce cockpit temperature, he started to experiment with new, lightweight retractable sun shades built to resemble those that he had used in WW2. The KOGER SUNSHADE was born, made especially for the home-built airplane market!!!
At age 93 Ralph retired and sold the business in 2016 to Jeff and Peg Lorimor. Jeff is a retired engineer from Iowa State University. Peg, a superb seamstress and quilter, retired from sewing RV seats for DJ Lauritson in Boone, Iowa, to help out with their newly acquired sunshade business. All Koger Sunshades are handcrafted by Jeff and Peg. They are created from American made parts in their shop in Earlham, Iowa, off I-80, just west of Des Moines.
Although Koger Sunshades were originally designed for Vans RV-series aircraft, they have been adapted to fit many other aircraft models, including: LSAs, gliders, high-wing aircraft, gyrocopters, helicopters and even vintage military aircraft including a B-17. Koger Sunshades can be made to fit almost every type of aircraft – give us a call and try them out.
Koger Sunshades come with a lifetime guarantee. All parts, for the life of your aircraft. If you ever have a problem with any part of your Koger Sunshade contact us and we will replace it. Period.
Koger Sunshades are made of a combination of aluminum and lightweight, densely-woven fabric. We use our own dies to extrude both the aluminum and plastic components. The fabric is a durable, light-weight, moisture-resistant, plasticized cloth that holds creases permanently once ironed in. Made of a very dense weave it effectively stops all solar penetration.
The shades are attached either with screws or with 3M ‘very-high bond’ double-stick tape (depending on the canopy design). Both attachment methods are permanent, and will last for many years, as do the shades themselves. We have shades in aircraft that have been there for up to 20 years, when Ralph first started selling them. On average, out sunshades weigh about 10 ounces, so they don’t affect your weight and balance.
All parts, for the life of your aircraft. If you ever have a problem with any part of your Koger Sunshade contact us and we will replace it. Period.