Cal Rodgers and "Vin Fiz" at Long Beach, CA

     

Cal Rodgers and "Vin Fiz" at Long Beach, CA

Cal Rodgers completed the first transcontinental flight across the U.S. in the Wright EX "Vin Fiz" on Nov. 5, 1911. According to the Hearst prize, Rodgers only needed to fly to Pasadena, CA, but wanting to fly coast to coast, he continued on to Long Beach on December 10 and had the plane rolled into the surf to get this photograph in the Pacific Ocean.

Image Number: SI77-9038
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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