The Vin Fiz Crosses America
Scenes from Cal Rodgers’ first transcontinental flight in 1911.
- By Linda Shiner
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 19, 2011
Charles Wiggin Collection
It was almost impossible to predict where—and how hard—the Vin Fiz, as the aircraft was named, would land. Sometimes repairs could be made on the spot—in fields, or nearby barns, or right by the railroad tracks.