Aug 27, 2011

Cal Rodgers

(Wikipedia) Calbraith Perry Rodgers (January 12, 1879 – April 3, 1912) was a pioneer American aviator who made the first transcontinental airplane flight across the U.S. from September 17 to November 5, 1911, a journey punctuated by dozens of stops, both intentional and accidental. The feat made him a national celebrity, but he was killed in a crash a few months later while exhibition flying in California. Rodgers was born on January 12, 1879 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later lived in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Continued