The Vin Fiz Crosses America

Scenes from Cal Rodgers’ first transcontinental flight in 1911.

(Charles Wiggin Collection)

Overland Transports

Towing the airplane from its various landing spots
(Charles Wiggin Collection)

On occasion, the airplane had to be transported overland from whatever cow pasture or baseball field Rodgers had landed in. Local citizens were always willing to lend a hand; sometimes the Palmer-Singer car was employed as a tow truck.

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