In 1911 in the Vin Fiz, Calbraith Perry Rodgers became the first person to cross the United States from coast to coast by airplane—a trip that took 49 days.
Who Was Calbraith Perry Rodgers?
- A man with a notable Navy heritage who was drawn to the sky instead of the sea.
- The first airborne advertiser.
- One of the first long-distance airplane record setters.
- An instant aviation star whose life was cut short.