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Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz

the first transcontinental flight

by Eileen F. Lebow

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Rodgers, Calbraith Perry.,
    • Vin Fiz (Airplane),
    • Transcontinental flights -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-270) and index.

      StatementEileen F. Lebow.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTL721.R54 L43 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 275 p. :
      Number of Pages275
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2209724M
      ISBN 10087474704X
      LC Control Number89032175

        The courageous deaf pilot died April 3, and a young aviation career was ended much too soon. The Vin Fiz now hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. USA. References: Clark, P. (). Cal Rodgers, The Vin Fiz, Transcontinental Flight. Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Pennsylvania State University.   * Rodgers died just five months after his world record coast-to-coast flight near where he had taxied to touch the Vin Fiz Flyer’s wheels in the Pacific surf. The date was April 3, Rodgers.

      Rodgers secured the Armour Company of Chicago as sponsor for the trip in return for promotion of their new grape flavored soft drink called “Vin Fiz.” The airplane was christened with a bottle of the drink and the letters Vin Fiz were prominently displayed on its wings and tail. A bottle of the drink was strapped to the frame of the plane. The year was and there was going to be an aviation race. There was a $50, prize to the first aviator who could fly across America in 30 days or less. Flying Lessons is the story of the aviator Cal Rodgers' flight of the Vin Fiz as seen through the eyes of an 11 year-old boy from.

      New York Times Book Review, Decem , review of Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz: The First Transcontinental Flight, p. 6. Reference and Research Book News, February, , review of The Bright Boys: A History of Townsend Harris High School, p. is the th Anniversary of the flight of the Vin Fiz. To mark this historic event, the people in the region are invited to the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown, Sept. 17 and 18 to honor aviator Cal Rodgers. This site has been prepared to help you learn more about the Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz. Event details can also be found here.


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Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz by Eileen F. Lebow Download PDF EPUB FB2

In quest of a $50, prize offered by William Randolph Hearst for a successful flight across the U.S., Cal Rodgers left New York on Sept.

17, Flying a plane built by the Wright brothers, and sponsored in his voyage by the Armour Company of Chicago (then introducing a new soft drink, "vin fiz"), he arrived in California on Nov. 5, missing 5/5(1).

Cal Rodgers wets the wheels of the Vin Fiz in the surf at Long Beach, California, after flying 4, miles ( kilometers) in 84 days. Other Voices Been There Done That The tale of the Vin Fiz is memorable for Cal Rodger's remarkable endurance, refusing to quit his transcontinental flight in the face of wrecks, injuries, financial hardship.

With this triumph Rodgers had achiveved a great feat for the new discipline of aviation, and secured a place for himself in history. So many repairs had been made during the trip that of the original Vin Fiz only the rudder, the engine drip pan, and a single strut remained.

Author Eileen F. Lebow wrote a book about Cal Rodgers' famous flight entitled, Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz: The First Transcontinental Flight. The book was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in.

Rodgers’ sponsor The Armour Company, maker of the Vin Fiz grape drink, provided a train with two specially fitted cars containing spare parts, two engines, a Palmer-Singer automobile, a first-aid center, and a repair shop.

As Cal flew, Armour company executives, officers of the railroad, his mechanics, and newspaper reporters took the train. delays, and accidents, the day time limit had expired before Rodgers reached California on November 5, Author Eileen F.

Lebow wrote a book about Cal Rodgers' famous flight entitled, Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz: The First Transcontinental Flight.

The book was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in Scope and Content. Cal Rodgers and Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz book Vin Fiz: The First Transcontinental Flight Eileen F.

LeBow, Author Smithsonian Books $32 (p) ISBN Buy this book ``vin fiz''), he arrived in. OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title: Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz; the story of the first Atlantic to Pacific flight.

Description: 24 pages illustrations 26 cm. Cal Rodgers' Vin Fiz Log Pages About the Project This collection consists of the following material relating to Fred Howard and his role with the Vin Fiz Special: correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles, schedules and logs for both the Vin Fiz and the Vin Fiz Special, telegrams; train registration sheets, miscellaneous notes, passenger.

One of the sources she used was FLIGHT OF THE VIN FIZ by E.P. Stein. As a result I purchased this book from Amazon for my own use. This book chronicles Cal Rodgers flights through 75 cities and towns, traveling miles, and crashing and rebuilding the Vin Fiz 12 times.5/5(2).

Get this from a library. Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz: the first transcontinental flight. [Eileen F Lebow] -- In quest of a $50, prize offered by William Randolph Hearst for a successful flight across the U.S., Cal Rodgers left New York on Sept. 17, Flying a plane built by the Wright brothers, and.

The Wrights built a special Model EX, called the Vin Fiz, for Cal Rodgers. This was the first airplane to fly across the U.S.

Sponsored by a grape-flavored soft drink called Vin Fiz, Cal Rodgers started on 17 Sep at Sheepshead Bay on Long Island, NY, landed in Pasadena, CA on 5 Nov Later Rogers flew on to Long Beach. Rodgers, who'd gone into barnstorming and also set a world's endurance record in the air, wanted Hearst's prize.

He sold the soft drink maker, Vin Fiz, on sponsoring him. Vin Fiz agreed to pay three dollars a mile for the flight from Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay, to Pasadena. Come back next week for the exciting conclusion of our story about Cal’s involvement in the Hearst Prize for the first transcontinental flight and the fate of the Vin Fiz as well as a young deaf pilot that was all the rage in References: Clark, P.

Cal Rodgers, The Vin Fiz, Transcontinental Flight. By Henry Kisor Author of Flight of the Gin Fizz: Midlife at Feet. had just passed the check ride for the private pilot certificate and was looking for something exciting to do with it when I first heard about Cal Rodgers and his transcontinental saga in the Wright Model EX called Vinthat's something I could do, I thought--buy a plane and fly across the country the way he did, in.

CAL RODGERS AND THE VIN FIZ: The First Transcontinental Flight. By Eileen F. Lebow. Smithsonian Institution.

pages. $ IT IS KNOWN as an "aeroplane" injust eight years after the. The Epic Flight of the Vin Fiz Flyer The First Crossing of America By Air. Inyear-old Calbraith Perry Rodgers took flying lessons from Orville Wright amounting to all of 90 minutes.

With that under his belt, he purchased a new Flier, the first Wright ever sold to a private buyer, and went off to seek his fame and fortune at air meets.

EX, which he named Vin Fiz after the soft drink manufacturer who sponsored flight The following article on Cal Rodgers ran in the October issue of Historic Aviation magazine.

Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz By Ben H. Morrow and K.W. Charles Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, inCalbraith Perry Rodgers was the grandnephew of.

The first crossing of the United States by airplane was achieved by Calbraith Perry Rodgers in Rodgers' Wright EX biplane was named the Vin Fiz after his sponsor's grape soda product. Cal Rodgers wets the wheels of the Vin Fiz in the surf at Long Beach, California, after flying more than 4, miles in 84 days.

Rodgers' determination and thorough preparation for the flight enabled him to be the first to make his way across the country by air, even though he missed the time deadline for the $50, prize.

But after an amazing 82 hours in the air, Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz had completed the first-ever crossing of the United States by an airplane. More t people gathered in Pasadena to. Cal Rodgers’ “Vin Fiz” Flyer (a Wright Model EX biplane) takes off from Sheepshead Bay on Septem at the start of the first transcontinental flight across the U.S.

He had his first run in with birds on the second day of his cross country flight, when he clipped a tree with a wheel and crashed into a chicken shed.

Cal Rodgers was the first to accomplish an amazing feat in history: flying across the entire United States.

He did it in in his fragile biplane, which he named the Vin Fiz, built by the Wright brothers. This is the inspirational story of the challenges he overcame. There were no airports Author: Robert Boyles.