Calbraith Perry Rodgers was the first airborne advertiser, one of the first long-distance airplane record setters and an instant aviation star whose life was cut short. He secured his place in history by making the first U.S. transcontinental flight in the Wright EX Vin Fiz in 1911.
Image Number: SI-2003-18721
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
For print or commercial use please see our permissions page.