Cal Rodgers Flying the Wright EX "Vin Fiz"

     

Cal Rodgers Flying the Wright EX "Vin Fiz"

The first crossing of the United States by airplane was achieved by Calbraith Perry Rodgers in 1911. Rodgers' Wright EX biplane was named the Vin Fiz after his sponsor's grape soda product.

Image Number: 2007-8691
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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