Doug Dodge began flying airshows in 1974, in a Messerschmitt Monsun and Bucker Jungman. Since that timeframe Doug has flown both as part of two formation teams and in solo performances throughout much of the United States and Canada.
Doug is Airport Manager for the James Clements Airport, located in Bay City, Michigan, where he also owns a shop specializing in aerobatic aircraft. 'Machaira' named for the Greek word meaning two edged sword, was designed and built by Doug, based on the size and dynamics of the Pitts Special. Machaira is powered by a Lycoming 10540, modified to produce 325 h.p.