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
Rodgers (far left) became famous for the cigar he was never without, even in the air. It was his cousin John Rodgers (center) who first talked Cal into learning to fly; the two attended the Wright Brothers flying school in Dayton, Ohio, together. John Rodgers helped Cal plot the route he flew across the country. (The third man is unidentified.)