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Thread: Aviation History: 17 September 1911

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    Default Aviation History: 17 September 1911

    Today marks the 110th anniversary of the first successful attempt to cross the US by airplane. Unfortunately, the flight was not completed within the 30-day limit set to collect the $50k prize:
    https://airandspace.si.edu/collectio...m_A19340060000

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    404 - page not found ...


    Found this though:
    First transcontinental flight across North America: Calbraith Perry Rodgers flew the Vin Fiz Wright Model EX biplane through a seventy-plus-stop trek across the United States from Sheepshead Bay, New York to Long Beach, California from September 17 to December 10, 1911.
    In 1986 the Vin Fiz Flyer flight was re-enacted in a replica to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original journey. The pilot was materials scientist Jim Lloyd.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ts_in_aviation


    The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company – A Virtual Museum of Pioneer Aviation
    The original is now at the National Air and Space Museum.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin_Fiz_Flyer


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calbraith_Perry_Rodgers
    Last edited by flash; 09-21-2021 at 04:33.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Yeah, for whatever reason, the page seems to have been taken down. Don't understand it.



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