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  • 1911 Wright EX "Vin Fiz" Flyer | authentic static reproduction
  • 1911 Wright EX "Vin Fiz" Flyer | authentic static reproduction

1911 Wright EX "Vin Fiz" Flyer | authentic static reproduction

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1911 Wright EX "Vin Fiz" Flyer | authentic static reproduction

 

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Originals & Reproductions

The Story:

One hundred years ago, a very small biplane changed our world. In the fall of 1911, one of the only two Wright Model EX airplanes ever built began a flight from Long Island, New York, and finally ended four months later at Long Beach, California, to a cheering crowd of 10,000 people. Flown by Cal Rodgers, the airplane, dubbed the Vin Fiz (popular grape drink manufacturer that sponsored the effort), became the first airplane ever to cross the United States.

The second Model EX was flown in 1911 and 1912 by two pilots from the Wright Exhibition Team, Philip Parmelee and Clifford Turpin. They crisscrossed the countryflying state fairs, offering rides on Venice Beach, even being deputized and chasing bandits from the sky, and appearing in an early Hollywood movie. They were pioneers of the air show as we know it today.

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There is incentive pricing to encourage keeping the entire “The Wright Experience” collection in tact: 
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– 1902 Wright glider authentic & airworthy reproduction
– 1909 Wright Military Flyer authentic & airworthy reproduction
– 1910 Wright Model A/B “Transitional” Flyer authentic & airworthy reproduction
– 1911 Wright Model B authentic & airworthy reproduction with original 1910 Wright vertical-four engine #33
– 1911 Wright vertical-four engine #59 original engine
– 1911 Wright EX “Vin Fiz” Flyer authentic static reproduction
– 1911 Wright Kitty Hawk glider authentic & airworthy reproduction

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    Details:

    • Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in
    • Length: 28 ft 2 in
    • Weight: 690 lbs
      

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