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    David Grabowski took off from Lodi's airport in September with little idea how far he would retrace the exact route of Cal Rodgers, the oft-forgotten aviator who in 1911 became the first American to fly coast to coast. Rodgers crashed 17 times when he made the journey in 1911, and Grabowski had far less piloting experience. But he made it, returning with new meaning on what is important to him.

David Grabowski took off from Lodi's airport in September with little idea how far he would retrace the exact route of Cal Rodgers, the oft-forgotten aviator who in 1911 became the first American to fly coast to coast. Rodgers crashed 17 times when he made the journey in 1911, and Grabowski had far less piloting experience. But he made it, returning with new meaning on what is important to him. Video by Randall Benton, Produced by Sue Morrow, Aerial footage courtesy David Grabowski and Arina Bleiman The Sacramento Bee
David Grabowski took off from Lodi's airport in September with little idea how far he would retrace the exact route of Cal Rodgers, the oft-forgotten aviator who in 1911 became the first American to fly coast to coast. Rodgers crashed 17 times when he made the journey in 1911, and Grabowski had far less piloting experience. But he made it, returning with new meaning on what is important to him. Video by Randall Benton, Produced by Sue Morrow, Aerial footage courtesy David Grabowski and Arina Bleiman The Sacramento Bee

Pilot flies solo across the U.S. in glider, returns to Sacramento with new view of country

February 10, 2017 08:00 AM

UPDATED February 17, 2017 05:05 PM

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