On December 10, 911, Calbraith Perry Rodgers successfully landed the Wright EX Vin Fiz in Pasadena, CA after his 49-day transcontinental flight. He left from Sheepshead Bay, New York, on September 17, 1911 and had hoped to complete the coast to coast trip in 30 days or less to win a $50,000 prize announced by William Randolph Hearst.
Although he didn't meet the deadline, he did secure a place in history for making the first U.S. transcontinental flight — in 82 hours and 4 minutes of flying time.
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