Rodgers bought the Wright EX himself and covered all other expenses. The airplane was emblazoned with the Vin Fiz logo—the first time an aircraft was used for commercial advertising.
1911—The Vin Fiz made the first flight across the United States. It took 49 days, with many stops and crashes along the way.
1923—The T-2 made the first nonstop flight across the United States. It took 26 hours.