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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

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

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

Book details:

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

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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 the 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.