미국 대륙 횡단 항공편

미국 대륙 횡단 항공편(transcontinental flight)은 미국 서해안의 공항과 미국 동해안의 공항을 중간 착륙 없이 무착륙 비행하는 항공편을 의미한다. 1911년 비행사인 캘브러스 페리 로저가 3일 10시간 14분의 비행으로 처음 성공했다.[1][2]

각주편집

  1. “C. P. Rodgers' Aero Plunges Into Surf at Long Beach. Hundreds See Tragedy. Hero of First Transcontinental Flight Victim of His Own Daring. When Lifted From Wrecked Machine His Neck Is Found to Be Broken. Birdman's Home in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Cousin of Lieut. Rodgers in Navy's Aerial Corps. Victim Author of Theory of 'Etherial Asphyxia.'”. Washington Post. 1912년 4월 4일. Long Beach, California, April 3, 1912. Calbraith P. Rodgers, the first man to cross the American continent in an aeroplane, was killed here almost instantly late today, when his biplane, in which he had been soaring over the ocean, fell from a height of 200 feet and buried him in the wreck. His neck was broken and his body mangled by the engine of his machine. 
  2. Pattillo, Donald M. (2001년 2월 28일). 《Pushing the Envelope: The American Aircraft Industry》. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. 14쪽. ISBN 9780472086719. 2014년 11월 21일에 확인함.