First Coast-to-Coast US Flight
 

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First Coast-to-Coast US Flight
(11/5/11) On November 5th, thousands of people showed up in Pasadena, California, to witness the arrival of Calbraith Rodgers, after a 49-day flight across the United States. Rodgers made 69 stops along the way, and was followed by a special train carrying spare parts. He made 16 crash landings. Rodgers' trip was sponsored by the Armour Meat Packing Company to promote "Vin Fiz", a soft drink. Rodgers received $5 for each mile from Armour, for a total of $21,605.